“Roma people just don’t want to work,” a Bulgarian man recently told a Catholic Relief Services assessment team worker. “Look at the scoundrels! They don’t want to work like us—get up early in the morning, go to bed late at night.” All over the world, marginalized groups such as the Roma (also known by the derogatory term Gypsies) face barriers not only to education and social standing, but also to making a living. In Bulgaria, for example, many people r…

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