I went to a guest lecture tonight (one of my friends was a speaker who has an exhibit on the Italian-Americans in the area) on Italianita’ and there were some great speakers talking about cultural identity, the hyphenated American, even racism, and it was all great.  Until I found out that the same professor whose one class specifically tackled anti-blackness in the Italian-American culture and the whole Are Italians White? debacle and was talking about colonialism and how important it is that Italian-Americans own up to their shit, yeah she’s at a Columbus Day celebration right now. Yup.

“ omg why does it take you over an hour to blow-dry your hair? ”

—    people with thin hair