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Buy "Olive Grrrls"!

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Buy "Olive Grrrls"!

The anthology that I have been dreaming of publishing for the past 4 years is finally available for purchase on Amazon for Kindle! It's $4.99 and has some beautifully talented women who wrote about ethnicity, feminism, body image, sex & sexuality, and activism.

 

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GRCPLZE

Please check it out if you can!

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Italian Americans & "Whiteness"

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Italian Americans & "Whiteness"

Journalist to construction boss, 1890s: "Is an Italian a white man?" 

Construction boss:"No sir, an Italian is a Dago."

(taken from Louise DeSalvo's, "Color: White/Complexion: Dark")

In 2002, NYC DJ Chuck Nice, a black man, said: "Italians are niggaz with short memories" (Guglielmo & Salerno 1). The Italian American claim of "whiteness" has been a contentious issue in the United States, going far back before DJ Nice's comment. It began back in Europe with sayings like, "Europe ends at Naples. Calabria, Sicily, and all the rest belong to Africa."

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