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Corinna Sandu

Corinna Sandu teaches at school #136, sector 5. The building is as nondescript as the name, a masterpiece of communist architecture; graffiti art by the entrance adds color to the four stories of white wash. A low iron gate with … Continue reading

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The Rena Family

The deeper we went into Mofleni, the more apparent the desperation became. Each successive turn transported us further away from the commercial comforts of Craiova, the major metropolitan city mere kilometers away. Roads became more uneven, the homes more downtrodden. … Continue reading

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Valeriu Nicolae

When Valeriu Nicolae approached a school director in Bucharest to ask about using one of her classrooms, he was told to look elsewhere. The director had no interest in allowing him open a Roma learning center on her campus. Not … Continue reading

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Liviu Calderu

Liviu Caldalareu dropped out of school at the beginning of eighth grade.  He is a gypsy, the kind that doesn’t need to declare it, with dark brown skin and a wide nose.  We talked in a park in Craiova, with … Continue reading

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Mihai and Andreea Popescu

Mihai and Andreea Popescu are what one might call a typical Romanian Couple. He’s a web developer. She’s unemployed. Together, they live in a small, one room studio flat in a gated community on the outskirts of Bucharest. Impeccably organized, … Continue reading

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