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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:54 PM

79. Even today I see anti-Italian prejudice

To be VERY fair, it is hardly as big a deal as other ethnicities, but it exists. For as far back as I can recall, people trying to remember my name call me "Tony". It isn't even close to my name But "Tony" while not an exclusively Italian name is still associated with us. It is sorta like calling a Scot "Jimmy" or a black person "LeRoy" All fine, real names but in the hands of some people at least a slap if not an intentional slur.

So now there's "Fredo". The root of the Italian slur in it is discussed elsewhere in this thread.

It is just the latest. We used to WOPs, which derived from "With Out Papers". Then we were Guineas - a slang/slur that actually started out directed at black people (from Guinea, in Africa), and aimed at us for our own dark skin. Then Dagos, as I understood it from my parents' and grandparents' generation, meant low skilled day laborers.

You'll see how this tracks with today's "lesser" ethnicities.

Ignorant fucking assholes resort to such words. I don't blame Chris Cuomo. I feel bad that it became public.

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