This article struck a chord with me and rings so true. It is so much easier when dealing with other communities to hide my gypsy origins then deal with the inevitable racism. But hiding never solves the problem. If we are to fight racism we must fight for our rights as a race, which includes being recognised as a Gypsy/Traveller even if we don’t travel! It’s hard for race of people to recognise its racial identity when its constantly being stamped on, ridiculed and subjected to harsh criticism.