Referring to an article in The New York Times, the Democrat told WAMC host Alan Chartrock: “Going back to the Italian Americans because now you have me.
"They used an expression that southern Italians, Sicilians – I’m half Sicilian - were called quote-unquote, and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting the Times, n****r wops.
“N-word wops as a derogatory comment.
“When I said that ‘wop’ was a derogatory comment, that was when the Times Union told me, no, you should look in Wikipedia, ‘wop’ really meant a dandy.”
Laughing, he added: “I'm sure that's what they were saying to me back in Queens - ‘You're a dandy’, when they looked at me with scorn and gave me a hand gesture and called me wop. So that's the New York Times."
In the video Cuomo claims that ‘Fredo’ is “like the n-word” for people of Italian descent.
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