Skip to comments.Itís OK to talk in Soprano, but not in Muslim
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:36:31 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
The attorneys letter describing how his client, his Italian-American client, was treated by a towns Professional still hurts me. When I tried to sleep after reading it, on that one night, I got up to get an old teddy bear sitting in an antique chair that belonged to my mother. I brought the chair and the teddy down to what I thought was to be my great, new home in Florida. I crawled back in bed, pulled teddy up close, and turned on my side. But I no longer could pull my knees up under my chin.
The letter stabbed me horribly. Memories began to flood my late night brain and I could not sleep. I remember my father and my mother telling me about how my cousin and her sweet parents, my godparents, dealt with having to clean up their small yard the morning after the Klan had burned a cross out in front. The Klan burned a cross on their grass because we were Italian-Americans. And the Klan rode to burn us out of America.
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” The Klan burned a cross on their grass because we were Italian-Americans. And the Klan rode to burn us out of America.”
I had to smile at this. For years on the Air Staff in the basement of the Pentagon was an office known as the Fighter Mafia. They were the staff officers who were fighter pilots cooling their heels until they could get back to the field and hopefully a cockpit. Then a female officer came to the Air Staff and happened to learn about this office. She writes a complaint because she is of Italian/American heritage and says that it gives the wrong impression. We always wondered if she really was in the mafia.
The Klan of the 20s, the largest of its incarnations, was focused mainly on anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant issues. Blacks were considered to be pretty well under control at the time.
So, yeah, it is quite possible his family was threatened by them.
Neat book about a confrontation/riot that took place in 1924 between the KKK, which controlled the Governor and well over half the legislature of Indiana, and Notre Dame students. KKK lost.