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Reader feedback: Re: "Plan to increase Roma enrolment attacked"

By Martina Pisárová, Vol. 8 No. 21, June 3-9, 2002

If South Africa can do it...

It may sound very strange, but the world made me believe that I was living in the most racist country (I live in South Africa).

I have to conclude, however, that of all multi-ethnic countries, racism in South Africa is minor (it must have been the "apartheid law" that created this view that South Africa was very bad).

The blacks now take the whites for what they are and the whites take the blacks for what they are, and the same goes for the coloureds, the Indians and the others.

After Mandela took over, we (virtually) all accepted "affirmative action" (rectifying discrimination?), however reluctantly and doubtfully.

It may not have been a great success, but it did enough to now let it fade away; as a "rectification" it has worked.

But then, the hate some Slovaks show towards the Roma was largely absent in comparison between white South Africans and black South Africans).

Come on guys, we could do it in South Africa, surely you can do it in "small" Slovakia?

Oscar Stolk

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