Mudcat Café message #790487 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51762   Message #790487
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
24-Sep-02 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Subject: RE: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Add my name to those who thought that Gypsies existed only to come over to your table and play a romantic violin piece. I thought the women all looked like Rhonda Fleming or Arlene Dahl and never wore anything but off the shoulder (Peasant) blouses with their waists pinched tight.

I grew up in southern Wisconsin and never heard of gypsies in our area (or in the whole country, for that matter.) In terms of prejudice and discrimination, they didn't even make the top twenty.

The assumption that everyone remembers when the Gypsies were coming to town is completely erroneous. You might even say that it's wrong.