Slurs Made Against Italian Americans: Burr Ridge Official

May 18, 2021 1241

BY: David Giuliani

Slurs against Italian Americans were made in a Zoom chat during a recent public hearing to consider a businessman's request for a new night spot in the village, a trustee said last week. "There are two individuals — I'm not going to mention their names, but you know who you are — who made ethnic slurs against Italian Americans via this chat medium," Trustee Guy Franzese said at last Monday's Village Board meeting.

"As an Italian American, I am deeply offended by these slurs. To these two individuals, would you make these slurs against other ethnic or racial groups such as Irish Americans, Polish Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans and so on? No, you would not. What makes you think it is OK to slur Italian Americans?"

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