|A Diaspora of 11 Million|
“The cultural explanation for Roma criminality is nonsense,” she said in an interview. “It is about economics.”
In Spain, which has some 750,000 Roma, nearly half under 25. Nearly all Roma children there finish primary school, according to the Fundació Secretariado Gitano, a Madrid-based foundation, though only a small minority finish high school. In 1978, three-quarters of Spain’s Roma lived in substandard housing; today just 12 percent do. Isidro Rodriguez, the foundation’s director, cited access to free education, health care and social housing following the anti-Roma repression of the Franco years.
Ms. Jaroka, who grew up in a poor community of Roma said “We Roma also need to learn to emancipate ourselves.”
Roma couple allegedly kidnap a child = all Roma are child snatchers and criminals.
No-one has proven the Greek girl was abducted yet. There is no more evidence that Roma people abduct children than for the existence of the blood libel against the Jews. One British family of criminals does not make all British families criminals. If you can't generalise about non-Roma from a few stories in the newspapers. You can't do it about Roma either.
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