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Open Society Voices

April 10, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic | 2 comments

In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

October 26, 2013 | by Zeljko Jovanovic | 4 comments

Collective guilt, vigilante justice, and the scapegoating of entire ethnic groups have no place in an open society.

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September 10, 2013 | by Chuck Sudetic | 1 comments

How can the Czech Republic’s Roma ever acquire or wield political leverage if they remain dependent upon nongovernmental organizations run in many instances by people who are not Roma but who have come to speak for the Roma?