Being a “Gypsy”: The Worst Social Stigma in Romania

Being a “Gypsy”: The Worst Social Stigma in Romania

The roots of systemic antigypsyism go deep, not just in Romania, but everywhere. This article explores the current political movements, journalism and media practices, and education curriculum in Romania that cultivate ‘Vladian’ attitudes toward the Roma, calls for “extermination” and all. It’s easier somehow to forgive the ignorance and hatred of many centuries ago, but little has changed. This is much harder to forgive.

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