Italian American notables
So you reverted my edit of Italian American notables and told me to look see the talk, but I didn't find anything wrong with my edits. Could you please explain me which part you don't agree with. Everyone that I added was pretty much notable and is at least 50 years old. --Yerevanci (talk) 03:56, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
- If you have problem with my edits then state them! I asked you and you didn't respond and you're keep reverting my edits. If you have questions, ask them here. I don't see anything wrong with my edits.--Yerevanci (talk) 15:21, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi Philantonia. I'm going to see if you're true to your word when you say you're interested in "promoting fair and balanced discussions on Italian American history and culture". Your removal of my pointing out that Curtis Sliwa is himself an Italian-American in the "Italian-American Stereotyping" section of the already seriously problematic "Anti-Italianism" article suggests otherwise.The fact that Curtis Sliwa is himself not only an Italian-American but a particularly proud one (he calls attention to his Italian heritage with great pride on an almost daily basis on his radio show) is quite relevant to the suggestion that he is anti-Italian. What got him in trouble of course was the references to the mafia. He has something of an obsession with the mafia because he was allegedly the target of an attempted mob hit. His hostility to the notion of an Italian-American museum wasn't driven by anti-Italian animous but by larger concerns about the growing trend in the US to focus on ethnic identify rather than our shared American heritage. I happen to agree with him on that front. I think the establishment of 'ethnic museums' is divisive, whether they be Italian-American museums or Irish-American museums or African-American museums or what have you.
On a related note, I modified the article on Sliwa himself to remove an innacurate and unreferenced claim that he is part Syrian.He's half Polish and half Italian, but has always identified more strongly with his Italian heritage. He is also originally from Chicago, not Brooklyn as that article states, but have yet to make that correction. He may have been born in Brooklyn, but he spent his early life in Chicago. It must sound like I'm some sort of Sliwa fan; I'm actually not. But I am quite familiar with him having grown up in NYC. I don't think an hour goes by where he doesn't make numerous proud references to his Italian-ness.
Aynway, I will presume in good faith that you are indeed interested in promoting a fair and balanced discussion. Hopefully we can discuss any edits you may have a problem with amicably. CannotFindAName (talk) 15:42, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
- OK, I'll let your latest edit stand for now (i.e. removing the "proud" from the description of Sliwa's Italian heritage). I will put it back with references in due time. I find it interesting that you seem to want to hide the fact that Sliwa is Italian, and indeed an overtly proud one. He has stated this countless times publicly; almost hourly on his radio broadcasts in which he regularly uses Italian expressions and talks about Italian culture. In fact, he overtly states this fact in his letter to the very same Italian-American museum, linked below:
- "As you know, I'm a proud descendant of Italian immigrants and can certainly appreciate the difficulties our ancestors went through and have an enormous amount of respect for how they were able to persevere and thrive."
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