I've seen this in many mob movies, which leads you to believe it's true. But then again it's just more stereotyping of a group of people. If your Italian and in the mob your a racist. But I find Italians are more offended by the mob part than the racist part instead of the other way around. Not that being called a racist won't offend a person who is not, but they get more ticked off by the thought that all Italians are in the mob or have family in the mob (at least the ones I know).