Ah, Spring! And with Spring, come "Gypsies". The Roma are among the most widely persecuted peoples in the world. Going by many different names including the derogatory Gypsy.
Devious Diva blogs on discrimination of the Roma population of Greece:
Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, but France has seen a particularly significant jump in the number of violent attacks on Jews, writes Israeli blogger Smooth Stone.
Racism is ugly.
Poverty is ugly
The Roma who live in the Votanikos settlement are doubly discriminated against. For a start, they are Roma and the Roma are one of the most despised and discriminated against communities on the planet. Hated by the vast majority of everyone. The Roma there, are also Albanian. If you could even begin to imagine what that means, you would probably only understand a fraction of the whole picture.So I left their camp and headed home. I decided I needed to walk so I did for a long time before finally reaching home. My house with electricity and running water and bedrooms and oven and washing machine and a room full of toys and our computers and my garden. And I felt bloody guilty. I don’t know really know how to explain all the feelings I felt during my short visit. Shock, disgust, shame, helplessness, anger. But now I am writing this all I feel is guilt. Why? Because I am not going to do anything other than sit at my computer and write this.
UPSTREAM blog offers two "make you think" posts:
Is Your Daughter An Amsterwhore? "I don’t know which is more disturbing–Don Imus referring to women as whores or young women calling themselves whores?" and
Don Imus, Nikki Giovanni & Other Random Thoughts On The Virginia Tech Massacre.
Sokari has posted a poem for your perusal...