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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

There is prejudice against the Roma (gypsy) population. People who are not white can get some looks, it really depends where they are and how they behave (loud or respectful to local customs). - Dec 12, 2017
There is prejudice against the Roma (gypsy) population. I have some American friends with darker skin (ranging from South Asian to African American) who have had merchants watch them closely in stores. - Jan 23, 2012
See note above about emergence of right-wing groups. And Hungary has traditionally suffered from ethnic violence and discrimination against Roma. - Apr 28, 2010
We never had any problems. - Dec 29, 2009
Hungary is surprisingly Caucasian and apparently ethnically uniform. Minorities -- the Roma, the significant Chinese population, others -- really stick out. Despite large Jewish community, mild tensions all around seem to remain. Far-right extremist groups make the press but represent atypical views. Both law and prevailing public opinion seem very accepting and accommodating of differences, with the possible exception of generalized concerns about the Roma. - Feb 24, 2008