namegoeshere: Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?My parents bought me from the gypsies. Really. My big brother told me.
whatshisname: Amos Quito: whatshisname: I thought that whole incident was quite racist.And???And I am moving to Eastern Europe to start a Roma support group.
Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?
Danger Avoid Death: Cog Spinner: This reminds me of a National Geographic show or some other reputable show (Not Inside Edition, for fark's sake) that studied some nomadic tribes in Mongolia or Siberia, I forget which as it has been at least 10 years ago when I saw it, that had a few blonde headed/blue eyed kids here and there when everyone else in those tribes had black hair and brown eyes. Turns out scientists guessed it was because of the Vikings who...well...had a part in that. Viking DNA: the gift that keeps on giving.Which reminds me of this famous National Geographic cover photo from 1985. I might still have this issue in a box somewhere:[1.bp.blogspot.com image 570x827]
gfid: Where do you draw the line when defining race? Are Americans a separate race from English people? Wait, are Americans even a race? There are Americans from Asia, Africa, South and Central America. Are you saying they aren't really Americans?
gfid: Trust me, Stephen Colbert is a farking moran.
gfid: Do we consider Italians or Spaniards to be a separate race? Maybe you do, but I don't.OTOH, I saw an image in a news story of a red headed girl with very pale skin who looked more Irish than anything else. She was supposed to be one of Maria's siblings.Where do you draw the line when defining race? Are Americans a separate race from English people? Wait, are Americans even a race? There are Americans from Asia, Africa, South and Central America. Are you saying they aren't really Americans?I just have a huge problem with race as a defining characteristic. Scientifically we're all humans. There really isn't much that differentiates a white person from a black person. There's even less that differentiates a Roma from a French person - not biologically anyway.
SithLord: You know who else didn't like the Roma?
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