An uppity Italian American group has got its knickers in a massive twist over Mafia 2, which is apparently a ‘pile of racist nonsense’, and a ‘denigrating stereotype of organized crime being the exclusive domain of Italians and Italian-Americans’. They could look at it another way; you guys have cornered the market!

‘Why would [Take Two] foist a game on their targeted audience of young people wherein they will indoctrinate a new generation into directly associating Italians and Italian-Americans with violent, murderous organized crime,’ asked UNICO president Andre' DiMino, ‘to the exclusion of all of the other ‘mafias’ run by other ethnic and racial groups?

‘Take Two is directly, blatantly and unfairly discriminating and demeaning one group to the exclusion of all others. We are demanding they halt release of the game and cleanse it of all references to Italians and Italian-Americans.’

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