Human Rights Melodrama: A Literary Analysis of Reports of Police Violence Against Hungarian Roms
Journal of Human Rights, Taylor and Francis, Pages 401-415
Posted: 8 Nov 2017
Date Written: December 1, 2016
Roms are universally cited as Europe's most disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and reviled minority group — but only in the past decade has any serious humanitarian attention been devoted to them. Since the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, the West's stereotypical Roms no longer play music or steal babies. Now they are impoverished, illiterate, and attacked by nearly everyone with white skin, including skinheads, policemen, and assorted xenophobes. Accordingly, Western human rights agencies are clamoring to come to their aid.
Keywords: human Rights, Roma, Central Europe, Eastern Europe
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