My professional life has been devoted to explaining this photo to the uninitiated. To an American, an anti-immigrant message such as this (Enough immigrants, homes and work for Italians) accompanied by a swastika makes sense. But, it is signed by an Ultra group, AS Roma Ultras, associated with the AS Roma soccer team. The extreme nature of the Ultras aside, this is a group of politically and intellectually active sports fans spreading a rightist message in their city, and in the name of their favorite team. Thus, there are many layers of analysis.
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Ph.D. in Anthropology from City University of New York Graduate Center (2011); M.A. in African-American and African Studies from The Ohio State University (2000); B.S. in Communications from Florida State University (1993). Published academic author. Research Interests include Race, Culture, and Racism in American and Italy; Liberalism and Global Capitalism; Classical History and Counter-Modern Ethics; American Hardcore Music and Ethics; Skinhead Culture; Traditionalism; The European New Right and Political Philosophy; Counter-Enlightenment Thought and the Morality of Truth; Sport and Ethics of Violence; Jazz, Black Power, and Bourgeois Liberation. View all posts by markdyal