Major companies and corporations ignore Italian American Heritage and Culture Month
Category: News & PoliticsVia: gregtx • one month ago • 1 comments
Living in the era of diversity, equity, and inclusion, it seems every ethnic group has a celebratory month nowadays. As such, October is traditionally recognized as the month to celebrate Americans of Italian descent. Yet, one would never know this by the reaction from our country's companies and large corporations.
While they typically go all-out to celebrate other cultural months, they largely ignored Italians and October. It wasn't very diverse or inclusive of them. However, their slight did raise the question, why did major corporations ignore Italian American Heritage and Culture Month?
BIDEN IGNORES ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Consider professional sports leagues.
The National Football League routinely honors cultural heritage months. Look no further than this past year. Anyone can see that the NFL celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Black History Month.
Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League also ignored Italian American Heritage and Culture Month. However, they all made sure to honor the aforementioned ethnic groups.
Yet such acknowledgments did not happen for Italian Americans. Why?
Do not professional sports leagues in this country care about Italian Americans? Judging by the snubs, the answer is no.
The "Hardcore Italians" blog was one of the only websites to acknowledge this snub and highlighted the streaming platform Hulu (owned by Disney) as another example of a large corporation that ignored Italian Americans' culture month.
"Each year, Hulu takes the time to honor certain ethnic groups via social media, but their efforts to acknowledge the culture being celebrated do not stop there," the blog claimed. Regarding Hispanic Heritage month, Hulu "took the time to aggregate content that features Hispanic actors, stories, and language into an easily accessible location on their service for users to enjoy." Hulu also launched an "Acentos Bienvenidos" marketing campaign.
Yet, like the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL, Hulu rebuffed Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.
"It is troubling to me that the vast majority of well-known businesses take it upon themselves to pick and choose which ethnicities are worthy of celebration, and that Italian Heritage is somehow always the odd one out," claimed an Instagram account dedicated to anti-Italian discrimination.
And these are just some examples. A brief look at nearly every major company in the country will show the same disappointing pattern of neglecting Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.
There seems to be widespread neglect when celebrating people of European descent. The Left claim it yearns for things such as "diversity" and "inclusion" under the guise of social justice. Yet, in reality, its actions prove the exact opposite. It only includes people whose ancestors do not come from Europe. It's indicative of the Left's falsehoods, hypocrisy, and cultural indoctrination.
"If the goal is to uplift communities that have faced historical hardships, Italians certainly qualify. From lynchings to internment during World War II, there is a wide array of injustices that have endured in this country," the Instagram account claimed. "For major corporations to ignore this history is not only irresponsible but actively goes against their rationale for celebrating heritage months of different ethnic groups in the first place."
Let's start celebrating real diversity and have real inclusion — not just those who the Left wishes to exploit for political gain. It's not that hard to treat all races and ethnic groups equally with dignity and respect. We can start by demanding corporations show the same respect for Italian American Heritage and Culture Month as they do every other month that honors a specific ethnic group.