The Bad News and the Good News

(My apologies to those who must have received this before I had even begun it. The program simply started posting everything I wrote as I wrote it. Very odd.)

I’ve got bad news for you and, well, I’ve got a couple great photos. The bad news:

“The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Amnesty International and the Hate Is No Solution Coalition, sent a letter today calling for authorities to act against anti-Roma violence in Czech Republic. The organisations are calling on authorities in Czech Republic to take urgent measures to prevent further attacks, to protect Roma from discriminatory violence and to ensure that all attacks are subject to a full and effective investigation. There have been 23 violent attacks that have resulted in three deaths in the last six months, according to media reports. At least 16 anti-Roma rallies have taken place in the last year. And the ERRC is also aware of 11 arson attacks against the homes of Roma families in recent years…”

The good news:

Shaye’s response is to 1. wrap herself in the flag (the Romani flag that is)…

2. study hard…

3. form alliances…

and 4. take care of each other.

Sounds like a good strategy for cultural survival to me.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nathaniel Farnam
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 07:56:24

    “Wraps herself in the flag”- That’s hilarious! Would you post a picture of the Romani flag? I guess I don’t really know what it looks like!


  2. Lindsay
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 19:09:04

    🙂 Love Shaye’s strategies!


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