ShareThis Page
Right on race |

Right on race

| Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:00 p.m

To Salena Zito: I read your column “Approach race one person at a time” on the RealClearPolitics website. It’s beautiful and your experience is similar to my family’s. Your dad had the same good approach that mine had in the ’60s in South Philadelphia. We did not have any blacks in our immediate blue-collar neighborhood but we welcomed many as friends into our home, even during tense times.

The headline is my own personal philosophy on race relations and, believe me, I’m no liberal! Liberals should practice what they preach about race, diversity, etc. Thanks. You make perfect sense.

By the way, it is “gravy” if it has meat slow-cooked for hours in the Southern Italian tradition, and I refuse to call it “sauce”! (“Gravy” is the loose translation of the Italian expression “ragu,” but not to be confused with that sacrilegious stuff sold in a jar.) That wheat substance you pour gravy over, that’s called “macaroni” or “spaghetti,” not “pasta” (except when referring to pasta faggiola or peas). Only yuppies don’t know that! LOL!

Vince Gallo

Sewell, N.J.

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.