Roma’s exit ‘more than racism’

BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Roma’s exit ‘more than racism’

This is yet another example of the acceptable face of racism displayed by the authorities and media in this country.
And as if the content of this article isn’t bad enough, it appears that it has been edited and reworded in the fine and frequent manner of the BBC; on the both BBC breakfast news and the BBC1 red-button text news at 9am this morning it was stated that the Roma believed “they were entitled to benefits”.
I find this change of wording very significant.
And also almost as disgusting as the content of the article itself.

Roma’s exit ‘more than racism’

BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Roma's exit 'more than racism'

This is yet another example of the acceptable face of racism displayed by the authorities and media in this country.
And as if the content of this article isn’t bad enough, it appears that it has been edited and reworded in the fine and frequent manner of the BBC; on the both BBC breakfast news and the BBC1 red-button text news at 9am this morning it was stated that the Roma believed “they were entitled to benefits”.
I find this change of wording very significant.
And also almost as disgusting as the content of the article itself.

I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.

-Neil Gaiman (via impeccableblahs)

Neil Gaiman has been a bit of a hero of mine for years. Ever since I picked up the 3rd issue of Sandman, in fact. Class.