Apparently at least a partial awareness of some of the problems Romani people are grappling with today in the Czech Republic resonates with the broader public. Among members of the majority society, however, this awareness is probably not very deep and is also certainly comprehended simplistically, or in worse cases lacks even the most ordinary human understanding, while in extreme cases people directly refuse to acknowledge the chain of cause and effect that has led to the current state of affairs.

This website does not aim to analyze in detail all aspects of these problems, the solutions to which or at least partial improvements for which have been declared by so many governments and other state institutions as well as nonprofit ones, even though few of these efforts (or promises) can demonstrate visible results.

Many Romani and Sinti people in the Czech Republic feel discriminated against on the employment and housing markets (which is confirmed not just by their own findings, but also by many investigations undertaken by nonprofit organizations or the Office of the Public Defender of Rights), and that discrimination is among the most important causes behind the generation and growth of social exclusion.

Another area of society that is failing its role is that of the schools. According to sociological findings, the recent decades here have not managed to effectively erase social and other disadvantages (which is far from being of concern only to Romani people) but especially in the case of Romani children, the Czech schools have even intensified their socially disadvantaged status through their school attendance, and their beginning social disadvantage at the starting line is gradually transformed into actual social exclusion.

In this section, therefore, we are publishing links to some studies that analyze these problems (some only in Czech):

Source: Czech Radio

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