Author: Jakub Crcha

Coronavirus and the Racial Regime in Slovakia: Roma and the State Response to the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has begun to take foot in Slovakia, the country’s largest ethnic minority — the Roma — are already starting to feel the effects of increased militarization and police presence in their communities. Without the guarantee of proper social and health services necessary to combat the pandemic, Slovakia will condemn the Roma to die, a fate all too well known by the Roma people.

Coronavirus and the Racial Regime in Slovakia: Roma and the State Response to the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has begun to take foot in Slovakia, the country’s largest ethnic minority — the Roma — are already starting to feel the effects of increased militarization and police presence in their communities. Without the guarantee of proper social and health services necessary to combat the pandemic, Slovakia will condemn the Roma to die, a fate all too well known by the Roma people.