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chirikli:

Remember that time when it was legal to deny Romani people homes and jobs in the United States until 1998? 1998. Fewer than 20 years ago. And how my family is still followed in stores, fired from jobs, harassed, called dirty? How we had to change our surname and pretend we were Arab just so we could get into this country? How most of my mother’s family disowned her for marrying my babo?

but, no, please tell me how there is no anti-Romani sentiment in the US

Reblog if you actually give a shit about anyone who’s suicidal or depressed.

suicidal-wheatley:

No one should scroll past this

that should be obvious… -u-

tamorapierce:

boneycircus:

shodobear:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.
"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.
But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.
The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.
Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.
"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.
Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.
“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.
Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:
An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

All that wasted food. This is cruel.

….this logic makes no sense to homeschool kid.
If that food (that the school already bought) is so fucking precious it can get taken away from you for being short .30, wouldn’t it….go to the next kid who is paid up or…
Nawp. Whole meal in the trash.
I cannot. I am unable to can.
Murica.

When I lived in California I was too poor to go downtown for lunch, or buy candy at the machines (yeah—there’s a long time ago for you!), or eat in the cafeteria.  Then I discovered I could if I worked there.  So that’s what I did.  In Pennsylvania everybody brought their lunches, so I didn’t feel like a wart.  The San Francisco Bay Area was hard to live in if you were poor.

tamorapierce:

boneycircus:

shodobear:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.

"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.

Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.

Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.

The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”

That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.

All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?

Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.

This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.

If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.

It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:

  • An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
  • Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
  • Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
  • A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
  • The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
  • Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
  • Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

All that wasted food. This is cruel.

….this logic makes no sense to homeschool kid.

If that food (that the school already bought) is so fucking precious it can get taken away from you for being short .30, wouldn’t it….go to the next kid who is paid up or…

Nawp. Whole meal in the trash.

I cannot. I am unable to can.

Murica.

When I lived in California I was too poor to go downtown for lunch, or buy candy at the machines (yeah—there’s a long time ago for you!), or eat in the cafeteria.  Then I discovered I could if I worked there.  So that’s what I did.  In Pennsylvania everybody brought their lunches, so I didn’t feel like a wart.  The San Francisco Bay Area was hard to live in if you were poor.

theaubisticagenda:

[image: image: a comic with taking the format of a broken sentence with people underneath with speech bubbles, etc. First part says “desperate people.” 
One person, has “only 6 months no newstart,” another has “high student debt,” another has “arts program cut,” another has “high med fees,” and another has “40 job apps per month.” 
The next part says “make ideal workers.” Under that is a boss saying to them all, in order: “work for cheap?” “for pizza?” “down a mine?” “far for family?” and “sell us your land if we create jobs?” They all despondently reply “okay.” 
The next part says “and distracted citizens.” They all say in order: “climate change? I gotta pay my rent!” “Disability rights? I gotta find a job!” “Land rights? I need to feed my kids!” “Refugees? I’ve got medical bills to pay!” “Long-term problems? I got short-term problems!” 
Two bosses are smoking cigarettes. One says: “shame how tough this budget is, Joe.” The other replies: “yeah…shame…”]
littlemisslulubelle:

popthirdworld:

This comic was a frikking epic to put together. Like my FB page for more! And share it to your FB buddies!

Exactly man….

theaubisticagenda:

[image: image: a comic with taking the format of a broken sentence with people underneath with speech bubbles, etc. First part says “desperate people.” 

One person, has “only 6 months no newstart,” another has “high student debt,” another has “arts program cut,” another has “high med fees,” and another has “40 job apps per month.” 

The next part says “make ideal workers.” Under that is a boss saying to them all, in order: “work for cheap?” “for pizza?” “down a mine?” “far for family?” and “sell us your land if we create jobs?” They all despondently reply “okay.” 

The next part says “and distracted citizens.” They all say in order: “climate change? I gotta pay my rent!” “Disability rights? I gotta find a job!” “Land rights? I need to feed my kids!” “Refugees? I’ve got medical bills to pay!” “Long-term problems? I got short-term problems!” 

Two bosses are smoking cigarettes. One says: “shame how tough this budget is, Joe.” The other replies: “yeah…shame…”]

littlemisslulubelle:

popthirdworld:

This comic was a frikking epic to put together. Like my FB page for more! And share it to your FB buddies!

Exactly man….

boo-author:

starklyinaccurate:

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.If you are sick, please reblog.If you have a disability, please reblog.If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.If you are a human being, please reblog.Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous

When I got my first cane and posted about it, I had people demanding to know why I thought I “deserved” it at my age.
That was the word.
"Deserved".

boo-author:

starklyinaccurate:

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.

If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.

Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 

Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.

Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous

When I got my first cane and posted about it, I had people demanding to know why I thought I “deserved” it at my age.

That was the word.

"Deserved".

siddharthasmama:

this is a war-cry from 60 years ago that is still being shouted today.

siddharthasmama:

this is a war-cry from 60 years ago that is still being shouted today.

rtamerica:

Police pepper-spray black teenager in his white foster parents’ home
Police pepper-sprayed a teenager in his foster home in a Raleigh, North Carolina suburb, after a neighbor mistook him as an intruder. Race may have played a part in the incident, as the high schooler is black and his foster parents and siblings are white.
DeShawn Currie returned to his Fuquay-Varina foster home after school on Monday, where he has been living for about a year. His foster mother, Stacy Tyler, had left the side door unlocked for him. He went up to his room.
But a neighbor saw the 18-year-old walk into the home and called 911 to report a break-in, according to WTVD. Three police officers arrived at the home, found the side door ajar and walked in, guns drawn, the Associated Press reported.

rtamerica:

Police pepper-spray black teenager in his white foster parents’ home

Police pepper-sprayed a teenager in his foster home in a Raleigh, North Carolina suburb, after a neighbor mistook him as an intruder. Race may have played a part in the incident, as the high schooler is black and his foster parents and siblings are white.

DeShawn Currie returned to his Fuquay-Varina foster home after school on Monday, where he has been living for about a year. His foster mother, Stacy Tyler, had left the side door unlocked for him. He went up to his room.

But a neighbor saw the 18-year-old walk into the home and called 911 to report a break-in, according to WTVD. Three police officers arrived at the home, found the side door ajar and walked in, guns drawn, the Associated Press reported.

findingmyownstrength:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

piercelopez:

there are two types of crushes:

1. a casual crush, you look at them and you’re like “wow you’re pretty cute i’d like to get to know you better”

2. absolutely, undeniably head over heels oh my god are you fucking kidding me you are perfect wow i’m literally going to rethink every conversation we’ve ever had for the next 9 hours of my life please love me

there is no in between

spidergvven:

reminder that not only were victoria hand and isabelle hartley callously killed off, their sexuality was intentionally erased bc the show runners thought it would look bad to kill off their only gay characters.
as if introducing a character who is a lesbian in your source material for the sole purpose of killing her off is a ok as long as you don’t mention that she’s gay in the show. as if treating any female character like a disposable plot device is completely acceptable. as if the only reason you shouldn’t do these things is bc it might hurt your reputation and your rating and not, you know, bc it’s wrong.

toastyhat:

artists-help:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

Please stop for a moment and do as many of these as you caaannnnn~~~
It is good for yoooouuuu~~~

toastyhat:

artists-help:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

Please stop for a moment and do as many of these as you caaannnnn~~~

It is good for yoooouuuu~~~

monster mashing questions
ghost: what would you like on your tombstone?
dracula: are you afraid of aging? or death?
nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night?
creature from the black lagoon: what's your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc)
godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive?
frankenstein's monster: when you fall apart, what pulls you back together?
the blob: do you collect anything? if so, what & why?
zombie: when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful?
mothra: what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you?
king kong: what are some questionable choices you've made lately?
alien: what is your strangest feature?
50 ft woman: what is your most prominent strength?
witch: if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why?
cthulhu: do you like the ocean? why or why not?
nessie: have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing?
mutant spider: what is one of your biggest fears?
werewolf: if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why?
freddy kreuger: what is one of your worst nightmares?
jason voorhees: do you feel you are laughed at often? do you laugh at other people? if so, in what situations?
golem: if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why?
leprechaun: what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather)
sharktopus: what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?
mummy: would you like to ever have children? why or why not?
robot: what is a habit you do without thinking?
thinksquad:

A St Louis city policeman shot and killed a young male suspect on Wednesday, authorities said, bringing new tension as protests continue over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.
The officer had attempted to stop the fleeing suspect, the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter. During the chase on foot the suspect turned and fired at the officer, who returned fire and fatally wounded him, the force said.
he officer was not hurt and a gun was recovered from the scene, police said.
Some accounts of the case said the young man, named locally as Vonderrick Myers Jr, 18, had only been carrying a sandwich. Teyonna Myers, 23, of Florissant, said Myers was her cousin. “He was unarmed,” she told the St Louis Post-Dispatch. “He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.”
Police spokeswoman Leah Freeman told CNN said the officer had been off-duty and working an approved second job when he attempted to stop Myers for a “pedestrian check”. He had been wearing his police uniform.
The Post-Dispatch reported that dozens of protesters assembled at the scene afterwards in south St Louis, within miles of the city of Ferguson, which has been racked by near-nightly protests following the fatal 9 August shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/st-louis-police-shoot-18-year-old-reviving-tensions-over-ferguson

thinksquad:

A St Louis city policeman shot and killed a young male suspect on Wednesday, authorities said, bringing new tension as protests continue over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

The officer had attempted to stop the fleeing suspect, the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter. During the chase on foot the suspect turned and fired at the officer, who returned fire and fatally wounded him, the force said.

he officer was not hurt and a gun was recovered from the scene, police said.

Some accounts of the case said the young man, named locally as Vonderrick Myers Jr, 18, had only been carrying a sandwich. Teyonna Myers, 23, of Florissant, said Myers was her cousin. “He was unarmed,” she told the St Louis Post-Dispatch. “He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.”

Police spokeswoman Leah Freeman told CNN said the officer had been off-duty and working an approved second job when he attempted to stop Myers for a “pedestrian check”. He had been wearing his police uniform.

The Post-Dispatch reported that dozens of protesters assembled at the scene afterwards in south St Louis, within miles of the city of Ferguson, which has been racked by near-nightly protests following the fatal 9 August shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/st-louis-police-shoot-18-year-old-reviving-tensions-over-ferguson

chirikli:

Remember that time when it was legal to deny Romani people homes and jobs in the United States until 1998? 1998. Fewer than 20 years ago. And how my family is still followed in stores, fired from jobs, harassed, called dirty? How we had to change our surname and pretend we were Arab just so we could get into this country? How most of my mother’s family disowned her for marrying my babo?

but, no, please tell me how there is no anti-Romani sentiment in the US

onceuponatimetherewasanangel:

I don’t think anybody realizes how dependent on books, and movies, and TV shows, and fictional places and things I am.