Attribute to: Frank J. Guarini, chairman, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and former U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
It is unfortunate that Miss New Jersey, Alicia Renee Luciano, had to be singled out and questioned as to her opinion of "The Sopranos" by one of the pageant judges. The question was both insulting and inappropriate to the Italian American community and all ethnic groups.
Singling out any individual because of their ethnic background is inappropriate and adds to the increased stereotyping in this country.