Imagine my surprise as I stumbled across this sign near a spectators’ area at my son’s cross-country invitational meet outside Montpelier, Vermont this weekend:

I’ve always considered New England to be an exceptionally tolerant place, so this is probably cause for concern. After all, as annoying as “those people” can be, I don’t think we need to return to America’s shameful segregationist past. Must we keep them out of our country clubs and boarding schools? Require them to ride in the back of the 5:31 to Greenwich? Deny them employment as hedge fund managers?

Anyway, I poked around a little more and, for the life of me, couldn’t find any “Keep Out Italian-Americans!!!!” signs, so, eh…no skin off my back, right?

AuthorJoseph Fusco