Gypsy is a racial slur.
Not a fashion statement, or “a way of life.”
Afghan refugee girls, Nasreen Gul, 5, right, and Yasmine Sadiq, 2, play on a wooden cart left outside a mosque near a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
Yeah, i did that.
Oh for fuck’s sake, if people don’t stop using the word ‘Caucasian’ when referring to white people I’m going to rename my blog Caucasiandoesnotfuckingmeanwhite.
‘Caucasian’ is a (racist) term incorrectly applied to white people when white people found actual Caucasian skulls (in, you know, Caucasia) which were perfectly shaped and assumed that they belonged to white people when, in fact, they didn’t.
jfc I’m getting tired of explaining this to people.
To me that is the c-word and it is never used by me. According to Wikipedia, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (a German anthropologist) came up with the term and wrote:
I have taken the name of this variety from Mount Caucasus, both because its neighborhood, and especially its southern slope, produces the most beautiful race of men, I mean the Georgian; and because all physiological reasons converge to this, that in that region, if anywhere, it seems we ought with the greatest probability to place the autochthones (birth place) of mankind.
No. Ya’ll are not the most beautiful race. Wrong answer. But that’s what Caucasian means.