The History and Circumstances of the People from Rome Essay

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The Roma people of Europe have descended from India about 1,000 years ago and arrived in the European Union in the 14th Century .The history and circumstances of the Roma population today is influenced due to the ideas that surround migration and nomadism. The Roma have been associated with “nomadism” because some Roma groups are still wandering groups predominantly in Romania (Cahn & Guild, 2010). The Roma are the biggest ethnic minority in the European Union and it is estimated that there are about 10 million Roma across Europe. It is due to their Nomadic culture that the Roma are poorly incorporated in the European Union and face issues of Poor education, unemployment, health issues etc. Historically the gypsies were considered a …show more content…
The Roma people of Europe have descended from India about 1,000 years ago and arrived in the European Union in the 14th Century .The history and circumstances of the Roma population today is influenced due to the ideas that surround migration and nomadism. The Roma have been associated with “nomadism” because some Roma groups are still wandering groups predominantly in Romania (Cahn & Guild, 2010). The Roma are the biggest ethnic minority in the European Union and it is estimated that there are about 10 million Roma across Europe. It is due to their Nomadic culture that the Roma are poorly incorporated in the European Union and face issues of Poor education, unemployment, health issues etc. Historically the gypsies were considered a suspect due to their black skin and terrible looks and socially inappropriate behaviour. They were discriminated upon as they were presented as wild people who lacked manners and were godless. The Roma also had a reputation of being ‘Thieves’ .In 1943 the ‘gypsies’ were given 7 pounds to leave the city within an hour and bring no harm to the city due to their connection with wizardry too . Expulsions then started when the gypsies returned to the cities inspite of entry bans. (Council of Europe, n.d.)

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Discrimination of the Roma prevails in almost all EU Member States. In education there is discrimination against the three million Roma children attending schools and is one of the chief human rights issues that face the EU
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