Discrimination against the gypsy population significantly increases in the educational environment

Barcelona, ​​January 4, 2022.

26% of the Roma population has suffered discriminatory treatment in the educational field at the national level, according to the study carried out by the Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination published in December 2020.



The report shows a very significant increase compared to the previous one prepared in 2013 by the same body in which the figure stood at 18%, so its growth is alarming. Likewise, it points out that the Roma population is a victim in a higher proportion compared to the average of the other ethnic groups analyzed and, specifically, it is only surpassed by one of them.


The study of the Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination is based on questions made to the population that has attended educational centers, as well as parents of sons and daughters who attended them.


From the results presented, it stands out that 20% have suffered ridicule or insults by other colleagues, that 4% have had problems with enrollment and 2% of mothers / fathers have not been summoned to meetings to know the evolution of their children.


Although the data for 2021 have not come to light, it is most likely that they were not due to the current pandemic. As stated by the Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination "social crises aggravate pre-existing problems."


The Spanish educational system has a hard way to achieve inclusion and equality as full rights of the Roma population, in addition to eliminating all kinds of stereotypes and myths and ending school dropouts as a result of discrimination.


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