You’re Italian? Are you considered white?

Screen-Shot-2013-10-14-at-6.42.56-AMRobert Amore,
West Hollywood, CA.

NYC Born, High School North Shore Long Island, University Evanston Ill., Manhattan Resident for 20 years. Moved to Los Angeles in 2005. To my shock not once but at least 6 times asked the above question. Why anyone would be asked this question is disgraceful. Observing Race discrimination and prejudice almost daily in Hollywood is extremely disappointing. Not since visiting Switzerland in 1985 and told to take the service entrance at my hotel or childhood prejudice anti-Italian sentiment on Long Island in the early 60’s have been experienced.

 

You’re Italian? Are you considered white?

Screen-Shot-2013-10-14-at-6.42.56-AMRobert Amore,
West Hollywood, CA.

NYC Born, High School North Shore Long Island, University Evanston Ill., Manhattan Resident for 20 years. Moved to Los Angeles in 2005. To my shock not once but at least 6 times asked the above question. Why anyone would be asked this question is disgraceful. Observing Race discrimination and prejudice almost daily in Hollywood is extremely disappointing. Not since visiting Switzerland in 1985 and told to take the service entrance at my hotel or childhood prejudice anti-Italian sentiment on Long Island in the early 60’s have been experienced.

You’re Italian? Are you considered white?

Screen-Shot-2013-10-14-at-6.42.56-AMRobert Amore,
West Hollywood, CA.

NYC Born, High School North Shore Long Island, University Evanston Ill., Manhattan Resident for 20 years. Moved to Los Angeles in 2005. To my shock not once but at least 6 times asked the above question. Why anyone would be asked this question is disgraceful. Observing Race discrimination and prejudice almost daily in Hollywood is extremely disappointing. Not since visiting Switzerland in 1985 and told to take the service entrance at my hotel or childhood prejudice anti-Italian sentiment on Long Island in the early 60’s have been experienced.

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