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Originally posted by AlexIR
Okay, i must ask you on behalf of the true romanian people to stop calling gypsies RRoma because that is nothing more than a self entitlenment that the 'king' of gypsies asked for to make them feel romanian and less discriminated.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Jinglelord
It's not racism.
I don't think my 'race' is superior to any other 'race'.
It's about lifestyle, culture and attitude.
I assure you, you would be horrified if I was to start relating some specific stories about my personal experiences.
I have been to Eastern Europe on several occassions and I have seen Roma gypsy's and how they live.
I have spoken to non-Roma in these countries and they have told me many stories of their experiences with them.
I live in a town that has two large Irish travelling communities and have quite a significant amount of personal experience of various types of dealings with them.
The popular, romantic image of the wandering itinerant gypsy who is unfairly ostracised and victimised by the rest of society simply for being different is a complete fallacy and couldn't be further from the truth.
Originally posted by Jinglelord
reply to post by StevenDye
Thats a good point! Insular communities are generally xenophobic which is a kind of racism in and of itself. Once you feel like a group hates you and is racist against you it takes a really strong and benevolent person not to hate back.