When Will Hollywood Stop Beating Up on Italian Americans?

[As published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 11, 2019] Contrary to actual history, Italian Americans have been portrayed as either gangsters, buffoons or gum-chewing bimbos. This tradition continues with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Bank of America. Planter’s Peanuts. Tropicana Orange…
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ET TU, NEA?

The National Educational Association (NEA) Sacrifices Historical Nuance to Identity Politics As a lifelong educator, I have always felt proud to be a member of the NEA (the National Educational Association). I still am. It is a national teachers’ union, based in Washington D…
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