Just ‘Banter’…

30 Mar, 2016 | Blogs, Equal Rights for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Latest

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‘Every instance of an ethnic slur, or a stereotype or any other attempt to discriminate against us and push us ‘back to our caravans’ should be vigorously confronted.’

Rachel Bailey writes about the Six Nations Rugby incident between Joe Marler and Samson Lee, in which Marler called Lee a ‘Gypsy Boy’ and told him to ‘get back to your caravan.’ Dismissed by the tournament organisers as a ‘heat of the moment’ comment. Rachel explores whether this type of comment can and should just be dismissed as ‘banter’.


You can download Rachel’s thoughts here: ‘Just Banter’


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