TIME Magazine Article on Roma in Eastern Europe

Picture taken on August 21, 2013 shows the "anti-roma" wall in the Kosice city. The European Union Culture Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou demanded that the Slovak city of Kosice demolish "without delay" a wall built "to segregate the city's Roma community." AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANISAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Picture taken on August 21, 2013 shows the “anti-roma” wall in the Kosice city. The European Union Culture Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou demanded that the Slovak city of Kosice demolish “without delay” a wall built “to segregate the city’s Roma community.” AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images

Do you receive TIME Magazine?  If so, keep your eyes open in their most recent issue to find an article about Roma in Eastern Europe.  Featured prominently (at least in the online version) is a picture of a recently-built wall here in Kosice.  If you don’t have the hard-copy version, you can find the article online here:

TIME Magazine: For Europe’s Roma, Racism Gets Worse in Tough Economic Times

As with all articles we link, we’re adding a couple of disclaimers:

  • If you want to see how high emotions can get over these issues, scroll down and look through some of the comments that are left by others.  USE DISCRETION – some of these comments are simply hateful.
  • Like most articles written from a Western point of view, this article tends to oversimplify the tensions between the minority-Roma and the majority population.  The issues are very deep and very old, so the “solutions” are very complex. No story has only one side!!
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