Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Aug 24 19:09:17 UTC 2001

What's wrong with "Roma crimes"?

Benjamin Barrett

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Grant Barrett
> A bit from Fairfax County, Virginia, about the use of
> "gypsy" as pejorative.
> ug22.html
> "Fairfax County police and prosecutors say they do not
> intend to be
> pejorative by using the term 'gypsy crimes' but are at a
> loss as to how to
> describe an annual rash of thefts in the county committed
> by an elusive,
> transient group thought to be from the Romani culture."

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