Ok, I see that except that first sentence you probably didn't read the rest of my post (or my PMs)... but ok, whatever. Hopefully you'll have a possibility to visit those countries and see for yourself (or come and tell this all to us, because you're talking 'new' stuff we've never heard and never tried to apply), because unfortunately you're only talking in a theoretic way without knowing the real situation here and therefore there is no point in arguing about that. I'm not saying this because I want to insult, no way, just because you're another one who (doesn't live here and) take minorities' side no matter what they do and do not try to look at problem closer. We're not that backward as you said... As I said, respect NEEDS to be mutual and not only minorities suffer and are the real victims.kungfu24 wrote:Acceptance by the state that there was widespread injustice towards gypsies.I'd love to know what helped
Those fears about being accused of racisms are out of control now and unfortunately also pretty much abused...
PS: This is getting pretty much out of topic, so this is my last post to this thread. However I found few sentences in one forum that describe that problem with too much tolerance (yes, there is such thing, unfortunately), it sums the situation pretty well:
More about some experiences http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comme ... s_so_much/ by LOTS of people in whole Europe and even US - they sure are all pretty wrong (ignore the insulting comments, as everywhere, idiots can be found).The discrimination thing needs to be stressed more. The whole EU is hell-bent on something they call "tolerance" for some reason (although it has nothing to do with the real deal). Basically a gypsy is a protected species - their families collect 30k CZK (1000 EUR) a month on social security alone (above citizen's usual income, which is funny but cca 700 EUR). They routinely engage in crimes (like the ones you listed, plus prostitution), but the state is unable to punish them sufficiently because they tend to draw the discrimination card and aren't afraid to push the cases to EU courts.
Have a nice day.