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Roma Community, Roma Minority

Špela Urh

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1015

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The prevalent discourse about Roma community mainly occurs when the media reports “Roma problems.” Homogeneity, nomadism, and assumed innate characteristics (for example, laziness, aggressiveness, and lower intellectual abilities) are the most common myths about them. However, sociology recognizes Roma, Gypsies, Tzigany, Zigeuner, or Gitanos as one of the most oppressed, hated, and discriminated minority in all countries of their residence. This article discusses the multidimensional levels of discrimination of Roma minority from the perspective of their everyday life experience on a personal, cultural, and structural level. As Dominelli, Thompson, and Jones established, those are three crucial dimensions of recognizing the dynamic and rooted nature of discrimination.

Keywords: antiracist social work; cultural competence; ethnic discrimination; ethnic sensitivity; marginalized minority; racism; Roma

Article.  6227 words. 

Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work ; Social Work Practice Settings ; Race and Ethnicity

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