Hi folks. I was so ready to be done with this discussion, but.
Regardless of your views on the matter at hand, the goal of this discussion
list is to be a place for respectful exchange of ideas. After all, we
welcome even the most naive questions from the most novice callers, because
we are here to support one another, not tear each other down. Do you
respect your fellow callers and email writers? You don't have to agree with
their views. All you need is good faith.
Unkind speculation on their motivations is - at best - irrelevant
meta-meta-discussion. (Not about "gypsy", not even about the discussion of
it, but about the people discussing it.) You are welcome to think these
thoughts, but they contribute nothing to our discussion; please don't air
On Nov 2, 2015 05:08, "Donald Perley via Callers" <
It often seems like people on contra email lists and
facebook get more
joy from seeking problems to fix it through political correctness than
they do from dancing itself.
On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 8:16 PM, Tom Hinds via Callers
No Aahz my logic is broken. Our perceptions and
> The question isn't whether using "gypsy" generates negative
> but whether using the word reminds people of existing negative
> and whether the people referred to by the
word have negative reactions
of the word.
Aahz, you can define the discussion in a narrow way but I prefer to keep
This may surprise you but I have a favorable view of the Romani. In the
'80s I danced Flamenco and developed a deep respect for them. More
I saw a documentary on their culture that
centered around a performance
them from various countries. So my view of them
has been positive!
To be honest, the more I read from those who don't want to use the word
gypsy (in private from some), the less favorable these people are in my
which I don't want. I realize that your
intentions are good but with me
you've accomplished the opposite of what you want. Perhaps you should
consider not using their name in the same sentences with derogatory
Don't underestimate the power of
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