What Makes Us Italian American?

May 07, 2018 482

BY: Basil M. Russo, ISDA President

Obviously, just having a vowel at the end of our last name doesn’t make us an Italian American. Many people with a vowel at the end of their last name have no clue what it means to be Italian American. And on the other hand, many people who don’t have a vowel at the end of their name are Italian American through-and-through.

- That’s because being Italian American isn’t about a name or a label, it’s about our state of mind.
- It’s about knowing and appreciating our family’s history.
- It’s about embracing our Italian-American values.
- It’s about feeling a sense of pride in who we are.

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SOURCE: https://www.orderisda.org

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