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Tell me Why

golden-zephyr:

When every other photo or post is a stereotype of my people,
and my life,

and you laugh.

and you laugh.

When every other girl dreams of being what I wish that I 
could rip from my eyes

and tells me I have no voice.

I have no voice.

Tell me why I should be courteous and kind?

When relatives, friends, sisters and brothers, are being murdered
and evicted; raped and beaten; falsely accused and tossed 
aside

and left to die.

Tell me why I should be courteous and kind?

When Europe does not mourn our loss but rather
celebrates destruction of those

inadaptables, those

dirty

nasty

Gypsies.

Tell me why I should be courteous and kind?

When the only photographs I see of my people are of
half-naked, dirty, hungry children,
and women who stare blankly after their men,
in slums
bound by walls. 

Or white girls in long dresses
draped in fields
with dream catchers
and gaudy rings
or playing cards and crystal balls
pretending they know what it’s like
to be me. 

When the only stories I hear of my people are of killings,
and rapes, and arson,
and the white people

who did it
and who claim
divine intervention
for their hideous
crimes.

Tell me why I should be courteous and kind?

When every day opens with emails and messages
brimming with hate because I am a Gypsy;

Everything about me is wrong.
Everything about me is erased by your
stereotypes
and your photos
and your posts about Stevie Nicks and Shakira

and your wish to live my life,

as a Gypsy.

So, tell me why I should be courteous and kind…