The Law of the Jungle. The Online Hate-speech against the Roma in Romania

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Title
The Law of the Jungle. The Online Hate-speech against the Roma in Romania
Journal
Victims & Offenders
Author(s)
Molnar Lorena
ISSN
1556-4886
1556-4991
Publication state
Published
Issued date
15/03/2021
Pages
1-22
Language
english
Abstract
The Roma people are the largest minority in Europe and, since centuries, have suffered discrimination and hate crimes which persist currently. This paper analyzes 4,136 comments (2016–2020) about the Roma posted on an online open-access forum. Our findings suggest that the factors influencing Romanians’ hostility against the Roma are: (1) the general distrust in the Romanian administrations, (2) the feeling of threat, and (3) the in-group favoritism. The article discusses strategies such as the improvement of the citizens’ trust in the public administration, pragmatic interventions bottom-up which aim to increase the social pacification, the redefinition of the political correctness, and the application of situational prevention techniques to prevent hate crimes.
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