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White and Ethnic

April 5, 2014

Will Someone Tell Me Who I Am!

Donna Chirico
Which Godfather character are you?

Social media is rife these days with people taking personality quizzes. Although as a whole the enterprise seems frivolous, the underlying tension is one of personal encounter. ...

January 3, 2014

Now the Cartoon Version of Italian American Identity

Donna Chirico
The promo picture for Fugget About It

As if one show promoting the typecasting of Italian American identity as dysfunctional mobsters and thugs was not enough.

October 11, 2013

Stereotypes of Death

Donna Chirico

An extraordinary circumstance that reveals the myth making is death. It is the clashing cymbals of who we are in the eyes of the world. It is also a time when the cultural...

March 22, 2013

I Am The Pope

Donna Chirico
Hitler and Blondi

Enter Francis with an opportunity to identify once again according to religious affiliation and the public has seized this opportunity.

April 29, 2012

Proud to be White!

Donna Chirico
Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan laughs while Frank Sinatra joins in with a smile at a “prelude to victory” dinner in New York (The Boston Globe, October 1, 1980).

When did we become the White privileged? When did we leapfrog over our fellow tenement dwellers to a position of lofty self-righteousness? When did we lose sight of our own...

February 26, 2012

A Wise Guy in Paradise

Donna Chirico

Netflix launches "Lilyhammer," a series made for Norwegian television. In it you'll find almost every known stereotype of Italian/American culture that you can imagine.

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