Madonna Booed over Remarks Defending Roma

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Roma rights defenders in Europe have long struggled to gain traction against institutionalized discrimination targeting the ethnic group across Europe. Last week during a concert stop in Bucharest, Romania, international pop icon Madonna got a brief taste of what Roma advocates are up against. The “Material Girl,” who is employing Roma musicians and a dancer on her “Sticky and Sweet” tour, punctuated her recent performance in front of 60,000 Romanians with a call to end discrimination against Roma. The Bucharest crowd booed her in response. “It has been brought to my attention . . . that there is a lot […]

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