Do you know the name of the Italian-American that the U.S. government now recognizes as the true inventor of the telephone? Do you know the name of the Tuscan colonist who Thomas Jefferson paraphrased in his famous "all men are created equal" clause in the Declaration of Independence? Did you know that if you were Italian-American in the 1800's and early 1900's you were of the ethnicity second most likey to be lynched?
More than likely, you answered, "No," to these questions and were raised being bombarded by a barrage of lies about your culture instead of learning about it's offspring's profound effect on this country and the world. It is time we re-examined our lineage and re-educated the world about who we are and what we have accomplished. We are not and have never been who they say we are!
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