Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people campaigning ten years ago – little has changed.
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A new report shows Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people still face overt racism and stark inequality – politicians must drive change.
Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo in Roma.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book, the film that surprised many by winning Best Picture.
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Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book's Best Picture win - but given the Academy's track record, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.
Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018).
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The stand-out film is a delirious parody of royalty with a stellar performance by Olivia Colman. BlacKkKlansman is another strong contender - but the critical darling Roma is over-rated.
Olivia Colman winning best actress for The Favourite.
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No big political statements this year but plenty of strong roles for women as two films emerge as firm favourites for Oscar Best Picture honours.
Amateur hour: a stunning performance by high-school teacher Yalitza Aparicio has earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Director Alfonso Cuarón's gamble on a non-professional has paid off. But how do amateur actors fare once the end credits have rolled?
Roma: nominated for ten Oscars in 2019.
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Mexico's booming film industry is revisiting its roots in the same desert in which it had its origins way back in 1914.
Critics and audiences of the Oscar-nominated film Roma may be missing important Mexican historical and cultural facts.
Director Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' has received 10 Oscar nominations. Here, a sociologist explains the hidden historical and cultural context of the film.
Roma are worried they may not meet all the requirements necessary to secure 'settled status' in the UK after Brexit.
A large Roma house in western Romania.
New research among well-off Roma families in Romania shows how widespread prejudice against them is.
German Sinti and Roma awaiting deportation from Asperg in southwestern Germany, May 1940.
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Some 20,000 Sinti and Roma died in Auschwitz alone.
A woman holding a Roma flag, at a protest in Lety, Czech Republic, the site of World War II Romani genocide.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially 'unadaptable' has a long history across Europe.
The experiences of a migrant district in Scotland's biggest city could be the shape of things to come.
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An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Happy and healthy are not mutually exclusive.
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Fleeing from persecution is not the only reason migrants leave their home countries.
Research shows that Roma and other EU migrants don't come to the UK for state benefits.
Dale Farm Traveller site, Essex: bulldozed by Basildon council in 2011.
Thanks to new government planning rules, Gypsy and Traveller communities could lose their legal ethnic status if they stop travelling.
Despite all the EU’s good intentions, many of Europe’s Roma people still live in poverty.
George Soros has joined forces with the Council of Europe in an initiative aiming to help Roma. But it risks marginalising them even further.
Traditional Romani dancing in Spain.
The only way to understand the Roma is to read their literature -- it allows the authors to speak for themselves, and can change your perceptions.