Browsing All posts tagged under »racism«

Far-right sets up base in Milan, Italy

October 17, 2008


  My Brother is an Only Child is one of the best foreign language films I’ve seen all year.   The director, Daniele Luchetti, managed to capture on celluloid the draw of extremism and how during the 60s and 70s belief in political ideas was so strong that that loyalty to left or right could […]

Italy: segregation in schools, “black kids painted white”

October 15, 2008


          While Americans prepare to vote for a black president Italy, it appears, prefers to be inspired by the days of Jim Crow. Not that the issue of race is something that’s constantly on my mind (I’m far from right on and definitely don’t have a chip on my shoulder) but […]

Is Italy racist?

October 3, 2008


    My Italian love affair has endured for almost half my life. From studying the language at school, to dating (too many) Italian men and then living and working in the country it would be fair to say that I’m a fully paid up member of the Italophile crew. Yet when people ask my […]