Last year, during the campaign for the re-election of Letizia Moratti as Milan’s Mayor, PDL (Mr B’s party) and Lega Nord (Northern League) used the racist slogan “With Pisapia Milan will be a Zingaropoli (Gypsopoly).  More gypsies’ camps. The largest Mosque in Europe. Vote for Letizia Moratti” (Giuliano Pisapia luckily won the election and now is Milan’s Mayor). Now a judge, in response to an accusation made by NAGA (a voluntary organization of foreigner’s rights), condemned the two Parties for “discriminatory conduct”. The neologism they used (Zingaropoli) had a clear discriminatory and hateful intent and had been used in such a way to encourage an intimidating and hostile attitude towards members of a specific ethnic group. In the judge’s opinion even during an election campaign the Constitutional principles which guarantee the inviolability of human rights of equality and equal social dignity must be respected… at last!

Lo scorso anno, durante la campagna per la rielezione di Letizia Moratti a Sindaco di Milano, il PDL e la Lega Nord usarono lo slogan razzista “Con Pisapia Milano diventa una Zingaropoli. Più campi nomadi. La più grande moschea d’Europa. Vota Letizia Moratti” (poi, fortunatamente, le elezioni le ha vinte Giuliano PIsapia che ora è sindaco di Milano). Ora un giudice, accogliendo una denuncia del NAGA (associazione di volontariato per i diritti degli stranieri), ha condannato i due partiti per “condotta discriminatoria”.  Il neologismo usato (“Zingaropoli”) aveva chiari intenti discriminatori e dispregiativi ed era usato in modo da favorire un clima intimidatorio ed ostile nei confronti dei membri di un preciso gruppo etnico. Per il giudice anche in una campagna elettorale deve prevalere il rispetto dei principi costituzionali che garantiscono i diritti inviolabili dell’uomo di uguaglianza e pari dignità sociale. Era ora!

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  1. Patricia says:

    I really enjoy reading this type of post.

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