Gov. Cuomo speaks out about offensive “Wandering Dago” food truck

Sep 25, 2013 1469

A freedom of speech lawsuit was presented in Federal Court in Albany on Thursday, involving the Wandering Dago food truck, the Office of General Services and New York Racing Association. Earlier this year, the food truck was denied a permit to operate at the Empire State Plaza for its summer outdoor lunch program overseen by OGS. Officials said the name of the truck, the Wandering Dago, is offensive to Italian-Americans.

Bennett Liebman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's secretary for racing and gaming, has been identified as the state official who complained to the New York Racing Association about the Wandering Dago. After receiving Liebman's complaint, NYRA banned the food truck from the Saratoga Race Course the next morning.

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Fonte: The Italian American Journal

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