Discovery Network: Remove racist programming ("Gypsy" Sisters) from their subsidiary, The Learning Channel.
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Discovery Network: Remove racist programming ("Gypsy" Sisters) from their subsidiary, The Learning Channel.

    1. Lisa Antolcic
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      Lisa Antolcic

      Doylestown, PA

The American Romani community continues to suffer from misrepresentation in American media. Such racist stereotyping and false claims about the ethnic population and their culture has a very real impact on Romani living in America. In a nation that fails to recognize us as an ethnic minority & continues to stigmatize Romani persons, any such program is a severe threat to the well-being of the more than one million Romani who currently live in the United States of America.

The program not only uses an ethnic slur within the title, but exploits the American Romanichal community. The individuals involved in the show are not part of any Romanichal community within America & the show in no way represents Romani, Romany, or Romanichal culture. 

Please help us to have this show cancelled. 

To:
Discovery Network
Remove racist programming ("'Gypsy' Sisters") from The Learning Channel.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • R Shane McNary BENTON, AR, UNITED STATES, SWITZERLAND
      • 9 months ago

      The continued racism aimed at the Roma community is a dangerous reminder of how hatred words can breed hateful or even deadly deeds. Stop now.

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    • Janis Knight WEST MONROE, LA
      • 9 months ago

      Racism must end on ALL fronts.

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    • Tammy Stocks GREENSBORO, NC
      • 9 months ago

      I agree. This show does not reflect the Romany culture. It perpetuates the negative stereotypes of the Roma.

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    • Alex Roehner PELHAM, NY
      • 10 months ago

      completely derogatory and doesn't rightfully depict our true culture

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    • pj Moore FRANKFORT, KY
      • 10 months ago

      Melli

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