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Sinatra's Story is a Blow to the "Diversity" Movement
am 29. Januar 2000
This book can be viewed in two ways:
1) As a straightforward biography of Sinatra
2) As a chronicle of the history of discrimination against Italian Americans, and the myths and half-truths that have been advanced in the name of "Diversity."
Pete Hamill does a great job of telling the story of Italian Americans though the triumphs and tragedies of Frank Sinatra's life.
Sinatra was a great supporter of civil rights for minorities, primarily because he had felt the sting of discrimination as an Italian American. Hamill explains that Sinatra always identified with the underdog. But Sinatra's life also stands for the principle that while one shouldn't kick someone when they're down, you should still defend yourself from being kicked.
This book is a great read, and provides further evidence that the premise for the "diversity" movement and affirmative action is a deceptive sham. Hamill documents the lynching of Italians in New Orleans and the epithets hurled at them even from the likes of American "heroes" such as Teddy Roosevelt. It's outrageous that some oppressed groups (Jews, Italians, Irish, eastern European "whites," , etc.) were redefined as oppressors during the American Civil Rights Movement. Perhaps this book will help hasten then end of affirmative action.