Thoughts On Columbus Day

The second Monday in October is typically a day that is more politically frought than most throughout the United States of America, often divided between opposing thoughts on celebrating Christopher Columbus, an explorer and colonist who traveled between Europe and the Americas four times between 1492 to 1503. He encountered what would later be called … Continue reading Thoughts On Columbus Day

The Meaning of “Fredo” and Italian-American Discrimination

On August 11, 2019 as CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was traveling with his family, two men approached the man and called him "Fredo" sparking a rant which most people with internet access are now undoubtedly familiar with. Cuomo said that the term was an ethnic slur against Italian-Americans, and when the man who initially confronted … Continue reading The Meaning of “Fredo” and Italian-American Discrimination

Long Island and Segregation

Following the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945, the United States saw a massive influx of men in uniform returning home. They benefited from numerous laws and programs meant to help these millions of service members to reintegrate into society, from the G.I. Bill that helped veterans earn an education and offered low-cost … Continue reading Long Island and Segregation