(Inpsired by this post)
-Don’t say “Gypsy”. Or “Gypped”. No matter how it’s spelled.
-Correct others who use the words.
-Punch Holocaust deniers in the throat.
-Avoid supporting businesses or musicians that use offensive terminology. Or at the very least, be aware of how damaging they are.
-Don’t accept “historical accuracy” or “art” as excuses for people to be anti-Rromani.
-Don’t perpetuate stereotypes.
Thank you! Najis tuke!
I blow some of this one sometimes. And it humiliates me when I do.
I’m trying to do better. The problem with decontextualized racism is that learning you’ve been using racist terminology literally your entire life without knowing it’s actually tied to anything or anyone doesn’t mean you instantly break your habitual uses.
But I’m trying. And if I blow it, I have good friends who call me on it.
It’s not an excuse to say that. It’s an admission. A humiliating one.
And maybe that’ll break it down too.