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Agnes Kende on White Supremacy and Roma Children at School

Roma children’s bad results at school are caused by institutional racism, our Junior Research Fellow Agnes Kende said in an interview with the Hungarian Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Szabad Europa).

Based on the Future challenges to education systems in Central Eastern European context project, which is aimed at assessing the ability of the education systems of five Central-Eastern European countries to adapt to various ongoing changes, she said that the Hungarian and Slovak school system is the most selective, and assimilation policy is effective in enrollment, but not in success. She also talked about segregation, which appears in new ways,  adding that institutionalized racism doesn’t mean that people are racist in general, but every institution is pervaded by discrimination.

Read the full interview (in Hungarian) here.

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