I have a question about writing PoC in a historical setting! I am writing a story with a Romani protagonist in 1890's London, where non-Romani would likely not refer to her as "Romani," but instead with the g*psy slur. How would you go about this? As a non-Romani, I want to make sure I'm being both historically accurate but also respectful. I've made it clear the word is hurtful to her and other Romani she knows, and that the only characters who use the term are explicitly ignorant/bigoted. Ty!
As long as your narrative makes it explicitly, abundantly clear that it’s a slur, I don’t see a huge problem with it.