Race and Thailand

I just read the letter from Xandra and agree 100%. I am a caucasian teacher and I am married to a black African. My husband does not teach but I have heard of many African teachers that have trouble getting jobs. Some school directors have a policy to just not hire blacks (although they won't state this publicly). My husband has had to do a few Cambodian visa runs since arriving. In short, because he is African he was charged close to $1000 each time and treated like garbage (he's certainly not the only one, this is standard). The visa and applicable fees should not have been any more than $120. I have seen first hand that many Thais generally dislike blacks although they are not agressive about it. I am only making the comment because this issue has caused us to burn through all of our savings and had we realized earlier we would not have moved to Thailand at all. Teachers be aware.

Ms. Martey


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