For this week’s blog entry, read Ian Hancock’s article “Gypsy Mafia, Romani saints: the racial profiling of Romani Americans” and write 300 words on how it relates to the paper you are writing now, either option A: the film paper, or option B, the news stories. Be specific about how Hancock’s argument could apply to your own work. What is the film or news story that you are writing about? Give examples from both Hancock and the story/film you’re working with to illustrate your connections. This article about the social, political, and literary figure of the Gypsy Gangster addresses discrimination in America, so if your project deals with another country, you can still find connections by comparing and contrasting the treatment and representations of Romani people here and abroad.
RADOC is a wonderful, multi-lingual database of Romani archives and documentation, and a great place for research, wink wink.
Post due by Friday, 2/22 at 12 noon