Gypsies aren’t normal

Last night was a wonderfully democratic exercise when the pan-European channel “Euro News” hosted a discussion with EU Commission Vice President Viviane Reding in which she answered questions from ordinary people. Please don’t misunderstand me, Ms. Reding did an excellent job last night, especially considering that English is not her first language, and she showed once again that she is an extremely intelligent and well-informed … Continue reading Gypsies aren’t normal

The White Billionaire’s Burden

About 100 years ago, a famous British man wrote a poem about poor and uneducated little brown people (of the Phillipine Islands) and how it was the white man’s “burden” to help them. I was reminded of that sentiment once again this morning after reading an open letter from billionaire George Soros in the Guardian exhorting once again a policy of forcing education on Gypsy … Continue reading The White Billionaire’s Burden

Black and Blue

Well it seems that every few months I’ve got to post a new article on Gypsies so here we go with another bit of clarification. Certainly you can find all of my previous posts on the subject by clicking here or reading all of my posts under the relevant category (articles on the main page are grouped by category). Since I’ve met so many foreigners … Continue reading Black and Blue

Racism in Romania

It never fails that at least once a week somebody, somewhere on the internet mentions Madonna giving the finger to sixty thousand (paying!) Romanian fans back in 2009 because of their “discrimination” against Gypsies and how this proves just how backwards and racist everybody in Romania is. Now I see there’s a new AP piece out about how “racist” Romania is: Teenagers in Romania are … Continue reading Racism in Romania