We go off from different starting positions

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We go off from different starting positions

24. 06. 2020 14:52

Even though systemic racism is discussed in connection to police violence these days, there are also other systemic problems that mirror the marginalisation of Roma people in Slovakia. For example, in 2012, the Regional Court in Prešov ruled that the primary school in the eastern Slovak village of Šarišské Michaľany (Sabinov District) had acted against the law, when they educated Roma children in separate segregated classes. Moreover, many Roma children end up in specialised classes for pupils with light mental disabilities. The ethnic aspect of similar cases goes hand in hand with the socially disadvantaged environment Roma kids are born and raised in.

Segregation of Roma children

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: TASR

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