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Cops Seek Parents of Blonde Girl Found in Gypsy Camp

Couple now facing kidnapping charges

(Newser) - Greek police are looking into the identity of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, little girl they spotted living with a Roma couple at a settlement in central Greece. The cops believe the girl may have been kidnapped—DNA tests show she is not related to the couple, and authorities say the pair... More »

TV's Top 5 Racist Shows

2 Broke Girls, Glee, and WWE Wrestling indulge in stereotypes: Ian Forte

(Newser) - Americans have come a long way since watching Benson seemed progressive and Archie Bunker was an amusing prime-time racist ... right? Not so, argues Ian Forte at Cracked . He lists five shows "that seem to not just exist in a vacuum, but revel in just how intolerant or ignorant of... More »

Facebook Threats Halt Politician's Wedding

Protesters vowed to treat France's Besson like he treats gypsies

(Newser) - France's immigration minister has postponed his wedding after more than 1,000 people joined a Facebook group vowing to disrupt it. Eric Besson—who planned to marry a 24-year-old Tunisian immigrant in Paris later this month—has spearheaded France's campaign to expel gypsy immigrants . Protesters promised to give him "... More »

Now Italy Evicts Gypsies

One camp razed this week

(Newser) - Rome's right-wing mayor has followed France's lead and renewed a crackdown on gypsy camps around the city. One camp was razed this week, and officials said some 20 people have accepted an offer of voluntary repatriation, though many more fled before the bulldozers arrived, the Telegraph reports. More »

Sarkozy's Purge of Gypsies 'Borderline Illegal'

France has sent about 8,300 packing this year

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy's government continues its purge of Gypsies as international condemnation piles up. The latest criticism comes from a UN race panel worried "about the rise in violence of a racist nature" against Gypsies—and it asks the government to back off in the name of "human rights,... More »

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