On the 29th April 2019, students of the third classes gathered to watch videos about Roma people and to learn more about their origins, their culture and their life in Italy and all around the world.
After watching the videos, a discussion has followed and these are students’ conclusions:
Roma people is one of the main ethnic group of the world population, they mainly live in Europe. They suffered many persecutions because they weren’t accepted by the local population everywhere they moved. About 17 millions of Roma people live in Europe, they speak Romani language. Roma people prefer to be called “Romanes”, that means “men” and they define other people “the others” as the rest of the world are “not Roma people”. They are sometimes defined scruffy, thieves and ignorant, but it’s a mistake because they are only stereotypes as they work, study and live in normal houses, as common people do.
Here are the videos and articles found by our students about the situation of Roma people in Italy.