An accommodation provider faces racism allegations after they refused to offer services to Roma people.
Lawyer Lívia Svetlošáková, who educates children from the socially disadvantaged background through the Teach for Slovakia programme, posted her recent experience on Facebook.
Svetlošáková tried to help her father and urgently find accommodation for a group of workers to stay at for several months. When she first approached Hostel Janka in Trenčín, its manager, Martin Chleban, told her it was possible to accommodate a group of up to 10 people, the Sme daily reported.
However, in the following text, he asked: “White or Roma?”
When she replied that there were some “decent and hard-working” Roma among them, he texted back, saying: “I have no space to accommodate Roma.”
The lawyer expressed her disappointment and anger on Facebook, writing: “This is what racism looks like in real life.”
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9. Jun 2020 at 22:11 | Compiled by Spectator staff