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"Roma is an ethnicity, not a lifestyle."

The timing of this report is perfect, given a recent discussion I had about gadje who continue to call themselves "gypsy" because they romanticize the "gypsy life."   some argued with me that it didn't apply in the US because Roma aren't discriminated against here.  people believe what they want to believe, i understand that; but, if there is the slightest possibility that a word you choose to use is capable of offending another person, why use it?

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melissamuse
melissa muses (or maia, you choose)

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wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

Who are the Roma?

Decade of Roma Inclusion

Dženo Association

European Roma Rights Centre

Roma Balkans

Roma National Congress

Romani World

Rombase

Rroma

Rroma Media Network

Soros Roma Initiatives

Studii Romani

The European Union and Roma

The Patrin Webjournal: Romani Culture and History

Voice of Roma
World Bank Roma Initiatives

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