Council of Europe has approved the use of "Rroma (Gypsies)" in its official
documents (CLRAE Recommendation 11 - June 1995)" 5 Because of centuries of
HATRED,the name "Gypsy" has become a "derogatory, pejorative and offensive"
name. It was invented by Europeans, who incorrectly believed that the Roma
had their origin in Egypt.The Roma have suffered severe persecution.
It was not until my 20's that I found out all the suffering my people
have been through it is not something we talk about or something were told in life.
It's something we try to erase or forget because we feel there's nothing that
can be done.
People have been fighting for Roma rights for years and years but it's not
something you hear about or talk about it seems Roma do not care about there
The Nazis judged Roma to be "racially inferior"
Roma people were subjected to mass murder in the holocaust Some estimate
the number killed between 500,000 and 600,000 yet
"Roma names are NOT allowed in the holocaust museum" we have just one honorary name.
We are a proud people and this is unacceptable that the holocaust museum do not recognize the Roma people
According to the Nazi experts, shooting Jews was easier, they stood still,
'while the Gypsies cry out, howl, and move constantly, even when they are
already standing on the shooting ground. Some of them even jumped into the
ditch before the firing squad and pretended to be dead.'
Roma woman still today in Europe are being sterilized without there consent
or knowledge when they go to there annual doctor's exam's
Not much has changed since the holocaust were still considered
The last anti-Roma law in the United States was not repealed until 1998.
This is our country too,In 1498 Four Roma accompanied Christopher Columbus on
his third voyage to the New World "The United States of America"
Hearing all of these things appalls me it makes me sick
I understand why Roma keep outsiders out because they don't understand us
they want to change us.
We don't want to be changed we don't even need to be accepted
we just want the same rights as every other human being in this world
And to stop hiding the fact that we are Roma.
When people here the name Gypsy they think Thief,kidnapper,scam artist,Ect
these are racist derogatory slurs
The name "GYPSY" is a derogatory and racist name.
Now in 2010 i fear my children will face this same stereotype unless we change
the way people see Roma
My grandparents have lived in one home for 65 yrs they have legitimate
businesses pay there taxes and are law abiding citizens
In fact many of today's Roma are just that normal citizens.
For example "Fortune telling has been a part of the Romani culture for 14 centuries."
Yes that is our Roma belief This is what we believe you cannot condemn a person for there beliefs.
Being a Roma and giving readings is wrong in the eye's of the gaje (non-Roma)
but to be a non Roma and practice in Wicca is OK
I am not condemning anyone or anybody's belief with this statement I am just
saying why should anyone be allowed to determine what beliefs are right and what beliefs are wrong.
That's just one type of discrimination against Roma people but there are so
I started doing research and was disgusted to find out all these things i
never knew about our people
I told myself i have to let people know Roma people and the Gaje
they need to see what we have been though they need to know our suffering and
that's why me & my wife decided to write this book we have complied stories
of Roma suffering though out the years.
"PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO WIPE US OFF THE PLANET
We Are Still Here We Will Never Die
We Will Never Give In We Will Always Be Here
WE WILL FIGHT TO BE A ROMA"
'I now let you into our suffering in silence'
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