Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Going Undercover


There isn't much that needs to be said about a recent column on suntimes.com, the web site of the Chicago Sun-Times by Maureen O'Donnell about being an Irish-woman married to an Italian man. She writes about "going undercover" and hearing what people say about Italian-Americans when they think there are no Italians around.

Here's just a taste:

Since "The Sopranos" began airing, it seems to me that some people feel it's given them a license to slur Italian Americans. I recently sat at a banquet table and listened to a highly educated person joke about a way to solve a problem. "Do you know anyone named Vinnie or Mario?'' he said, brushing under his chin for emphasis.


Read the complete column here.