Frankly, i could care less and haven't watched the show enough to notice. But, i find it interesting how most people say that they don't care or that why is everyting race related. But these same individuals would actually pick the color or the skin to differentiate between two people with the same name and different races. Not the merit, not the school they went to, not any affiliation to an organization or even adress where they live BUT the skin color. for example, I have "white" friends who would say: "i wish everything wasn't race related." and minutes later on another topic would say: "dude, did you see Rob talk to Amanda?" I would then ask which Rob, and they would say "Rob, black Rob". i just think its interesting. I think that overall we all have the race topic in our minds subconciously. Doesn't mean we're racist, it just means that we are conditioned to thinking this way because of outside influence.
my point was more along the lines of an "ethnic" name being attached to the wrong ethnicity. vinny is a pretty "ethnic sounding" italian name. the fact that someone would aoutomatically think he is spanish for some reason is just comical to me.
but i agree with you. i have friends we refer to as "black so-and-so" or "spanish/cuban so-and-so" and what not