Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Stanford chancellor David Starr Jordan darkly noted that although San Mateo County was “9/10 Anglo-Saxon,” he had determined that “about one-half the arrests for speeding, hit-and-run driving, or worse, are all men with Italian names, mostly from Naples and Sicily.”
It is amazing to me how little things change.
Society is always looking for a scapegoat, someone else to blame for their problems.
Substitute ‘Mexican’ and you read the same thing in the Letters to the Editor today.