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Thread #23696   Message #3600036
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
10-Feb-14 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: RE: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Jim, I sympathise entirely with victims of overt and covert prejudice. As you know, my husband is a black African chap, and if ever I saw a half-hidden sign in a pub, cafe or restaurant 'No blacks served here' there'd be murder committed. And I applaud your defence of Roma, travellers and gypsies of all kinds. It's easy for those not involved to refuse to see the prejudice, and to say it doesn't exist. But the victims themselves must know, they're the ones who are ostracised and shunned. I think it's terrible that any group in our 'enlightened' society should be treated as inferior, unwelcome or fit for abuse. When will people grow up, civilise themselves and become kinder?