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November 5, 2008

Obama. A Hope That I Had Kept Alive Inside Me

Fred Gardaphe

I am writing this as President-elect Barack Obama gives his victory speech and I can't help but feel that there has been something inside me that has finally been let out.

June 24, 2008

Whites on a Leash: Italian Americans and White Privilege in the U.S.

Fred Gardaphe
Anti-Italian cartoon from The Mascot newspaper, 1888 (provided by Stephanie Longo)

If not totally black, Italians have certainly complicated the notion of whiteness in America so that they are neither totally white, and it is this in-between status, that makes...