Do you know any gypsies? Every mention I've ever heard throughout my life seems to be dipped in bias, from "Babes in Toyland" where Tom is sold to the gypsies to Bizet's sensual and adulterous Carmen to Shakira's new song that I heard the other day on the radio...The refrain keeps up the stereotype that gypsies are swindlers who may "steal your clothes" and back down from "agreements." (Have you ever wanted to throw bricks at your radio? Happens to me all the time.)
And yet, each person - regardless of their culture or national group is - above all, an individual with personal hopes and dreams.
When we forget that, and begin to create stereotypes, things can get dangerous...
CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW DANGEROUS....DO THESE DEPORTATIONS REMIND YOU OF SOMETHING? HITLER, PERHAPS. (I guess, when things get tough economically its always convenient to mislead the population by finding a scapegoat to blame)
In a European Union that claims to encourage workers' mobility, Roma gypsies - one of the most mobile groups - are being sent "home" when "home" isn't even a gypsy concept.
NOTE: Last year, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Sweden pursued similar policies against the Roma gypsies.