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carol the gyji was a joke to the Kalderasha
on February 3, 2012
You can never know the full extent of the rroma culture unless you are part of it! Carol was partially accepted by a few of the machiwana rroma. To the Kalderash, the main and dominant group of Rroma in the U.S., she was never accepted! We wouldn't even think of letting her explore our culture the way she did with those Adams Machiwia. It was true, in her book, that they think they are better than the Kalderasha, but they are so Americanized that their "gypsyness" will disappear within a few generations. During Carol's stay in San Francisco, she was avoided like the plague, no, like she was marime!, by the Kalderash. We don't have anything against her, she is just another gyji (non gypsy). If you want to get an insight into our culture, check out some of the writings of Ian Hancock, the Rroma professor of linguistics from Texas. Thanks folks.