Asian features seal my fate

Asian features seal my fate

Dear job ads are not racist (Postbox 15th March 2011) I do not agree with your letter. I will elaborate. You stated that hiring a native speaker of English has nothing to do with race. It has EVERYTHING to do with race here. I am an American who is half Caucasian and half Asian. I am also a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s Degree and TESOL certificate. I have been called in for several interviews to only be accused of lying about being a native speaker and about being a real American. My partial Asian feature seals my fate the minute I walk through the door. It doesn’t matter that I have all of my original documents such as my American birth certificate, US passport, and American college degree. The only thing they see is that I don’t appear to be their textbook definition of being a native speaker of English - which is someone 100% white. On the other hand, these schools can technically hire whoever they want. If they want white faces, there is nothing that can be done about it. But you can’t say that race has nothing to do with being a native English speaker here.

Multi racial American


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