Re: Reader Feedback: "Slovakia not looking good," By Dolores Littell, Volume 8 No 32, August 26 to September 1.
I have recently returned to the UK after spending six weeks doing research in Slovakia. I am mixed race, Afro-Caribbean/English. I was sheepishly informed that the reason everyone was less than friendly towards me was that they thought I was a Roma. My mobile phone was stolen from me because the Roma who stole it thought I was a Roma.
I went to Slovakia with an open mind and came home thinking the Roma have to do more to shake off their image of shady, lazy dishonest thieves!
2. Sep 2002 at 0:00