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A little reminder
« on: December 28, 2011, 10:47:53 PM »
Hey everyone. So, just a reminder for all players, real world racial slurs aren't okay on SotE. They are utterly forbidden OOC and they don't exist IC, so shouldn't even be used then. And because there is some confusion about this, that does include the word gypsy. It's a racial slur against a number of people and is not okay to use.

Really, in general, avoiding the Esmeralda "gypsy" stereotype should happen. It's insulting and not okay. We want to keep SotE a safe space for everyone ^__^

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Re: A little reminder
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 05:04:33 PM »
And since there's some confusion as to why "gypsy" is a racial slur...it is a racial slur against Romani, and other Traveling People. And discrimination and persecution against them is still occurring to this day--in 1st world countries, even--to a horrifying extent.

And there are members on this game who are part of this racial group.

Unfortunately, not many people know about this, because these people are so ignored.

Articles on this subject
If you're unfamiliar with the topic, it's a good idea to check these out! It can explain the whole thing a lot better than I can.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiziganism

http://www.romea.cz/english/index.php?i ... 2007_3010#

http://www.romea.cz/english/index.php?i ... 2007_3014#

http://www.coe.int/t/commissioner/News/ ... kia_en.asp

http://www.romea.cz/english/index.php?i ... 2007_3045#

http://strasbourgobservers.com/2011/12/ ... l-charter/

http://www.romabuzzmonitor.net/2011/12/ ... of-racism/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/eur ... 68,00.html

Note the date on those articles. And these are just the events that have been reported--most don't get reported as Romani are so heavily discriminated against to the point of not being considered people.

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