I had to explain to my 9-year-old bi-racial daughter 2 days ago that telling people she isn’t a “cigany” just so they will feel safe around her, is wrong. Why did I have to tell her this? Here we are in this Hungarian village where color is seen as being equivalent to crime, poverty, and stupidity. It shouldn’t matter what her color or ethnicity is. So, now my daughter thought it was okay to say that she wasn’t one race in order to be accepted by another race. THAT’S what she’s learned here. Then, she goes to school and the whispers and lies begin. My friends back home are worried for our safety, I’m not. I’m worried for my sanity because if I don’t get out of here soon, I KNOW something I don’t want to happen, will happen.