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  • The 1989 murder of Afro-American Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn became the icon of Italian American intolerance. Recently there has been a disturbing convergence of real and virtual racism in the United States and Italy. As the racism of a few in Bensonhurst came to represent all Italian Americans, the racism of some in Italy may come to represent all Italians. An honest appraisal of the problem in the United States, a look at the role of media, as well as historical parallels between Italians and Blacks might shed some needed light on a transnational and international problem. No al razzismo is a wonderful Italian phrase.
  • Few are more miserable these days than the Roma, or Gypsies, in Italy, whose camps are being bulldozed, whose shacks are being firebombed, and whose children now risk being fingerprinted.
  • Daniela decided to came to Italy years ago because, after the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, she lost her job. Now she takes care of our old father. But the death of Giovanna Reggiani has created in her a deep fear...