I still hold out hope that Samuel Alito will become what Scalia should have been — a jurist of which Italian Americans can be proud.
Today’s news gives me a little hope.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. criticized The Sopranos television show yesterday for stereotyping Italian-Americans and his home state of New Jersey.
In a talk at Rutgers University, Alito complained of “an insidious connection popular culture often makes between being a gangster and being Italian,” the Trenton Times reports. (source)
It is for that precise reason that I personally believe that The Sopranos is a bigoted and classless TV show. That being said, I’ve never tried to have it banned from the airwaves. I have, however, banned it from my home.
Nobody seems to get it… except my pal, Sammy.