Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CAROL HIGGINS CLARK

THIS IS FROM ROMA IN AMERICA CONCERNING CAROL HIGGINS CLARK'S NEW MYSTERY TITLED GYPPED

As has been pointed out by many members, it doesn't matter what this book is about.  The title in and off itself is racist, oppressive and insulting.  I just can't imagine what book would be published with an ethnic slur about many other peoples.
Check it out.  Morgan

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT GYPPED

Help us get this book pulled from libraries and bookstores, and retitled, at the very least, by its publisher, the venerable Simon and Shuster, who should know better!

Here's how you can help:
1. Leave the author a comment on her web page at
http://carolhiggins clark.com/ contact/

or on her Facebook page:
https://www. facebook. com/carolhiggins clark

2. If you can help with informational pickets to spread information about why the word "gypped" is an ethnic slur, please contact Rromani Zor at com.romanizor@ gmail.com for materials that can be easily copied.

3. If you can't make the event but would like to let the bookstore/library know how you feel, please use the contact information below each event.

April 24, 2012
Book Soup

EVENT DETAILS
Apr 24, 2012
7:00 pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA
Phone 310-659-3110
Leave a comment on the bookstore's Facebook page at
https://www. facebook. com/pages/ Book-Soup/ 20677614081

April 26, 2012
Mysterious Galaxy

EVENT DETAILS
Apr 26, 2012
7:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite 302
San Diego, CA
Phone 858-268-4747
Leave a comment on the bookstore's Facebook page at
https://www. facebook. com/MysteriousGa laxy?sk=wall

April 28, 2012

EVENT DETAILS
Apr 28, 2012
9:00 am
Wegman's Market
2100 Marlton Pike W
Chery Hill, NJ
Phone: (856) 488-2700
Also April 28, 2012
Carol Higgins Clark will be the speaker at the annual Friends of Doylestown Library’s Luncheon at Warrington Country Club on 4/28/12. Tickets are $40 each and will be on sale at the library on April 2-7 for members of the Friends group & from April 9-23 for the general public.EVENT DETAILS
Apr 28, 2012
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Bucks County Library Center
150 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PENNSYLVANIA 18901
(215) 348-9081
buckslib.org/

Leave a copy on the library's Facebook page at

https://www. facebook. com/pages/ Bucks-County- Free-Library/ 140988763365

You may also leave comments on the book's Amazon page at

http://www.amazon. com/Gypped- ebook/dp/ B005GG0MV0

4. Ask your local bookstore or library not to stock this book:

Product Details
Scribner, April 2012
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1439170312
ISBN-13: 9781439170311

5. Ask the publisher, Simon and Shuster, to recall and retitle the work.

Toll free: (866) 248-3049


Leave them a comment on their Facebook page:

https://www. facebook. com/Simonandschu ster

PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.  THANKS.

This is my review on Amazon

"Gypped is such a racist word I am amazed that publishers and distributers in this century would contribute to the oppression of an entire race of people.
Check out the definition of the word gyp. The Old English Dictionary is a good source.
It's hard for me to imagine what other ethnic group it would be acceptable to defame.

The comment about the reader 'feeling gypped' is a perfect example of why this title is so insensitive and hurtful.

As much as I like Carol Higgins Clark as a writer I'm going to have a hard time accepting her integrity in the future. "
MORGAN

3 comments:

Saul T. said...

Hello! I didn't know how to send this to you so I'll just write it as a comment. First, let me say I check the blog religiously. I love what you're doing. I just wanted to share this link with you about racism regarding a black hockey player:

http://www.theprovince.com/life/Racist+Boston+Bruins+fans+tweet+word+over+Joel+Ward+goal/6523819/story.html

I can't remember if you post stuff that's just examples of racism directed towards Roma or not, however, I seem to remember you posting something about the racist tweets surrounding The Hunger Games so I wanted to share this with you. Regardless, keep up the good work :)

Morgan said...

Saul, Thank you so much for your comment and for your support.
You bet we post stuff about racism and oppression, whether it is specifically aimed at Romani or others. It's the same mindset eh?

I am going to publish your message as a blog and I thank you again for providing this information to us.

If you ever want to contact me directly,
www.punkaheron@yahoo.com.

Thanks again phral (brother)
Morgan

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