In May's eyes, I'm no different from a can of pineapple.
I would be shocked as hell if my parents even knew who Mina was. My ancestors left Sicily for the US a few decades before she became popular. They also took several steps to acculturate themselves to white culture. Even my own father didn’t want to give me an Italian first name because of negative stereotypes of Sicilians. Not that people didn’t figure out my ethnic background by my last name anyway. That being said, I can’t say I’ve ever felt like anyone hated me for being Sicilian though. Often “otherized,” but never hated.
She Said She Said - The Beatles