Being fat and brown-skinned in Thailand

The truth about the ESL industry here for guys like me

My advice is to think long and hard before coming to Asia, especially Thailand, to work as an ESL teacher. Keep in mind that recruiters ask for your photo when you apply for the job.


It's not the 'Land of Smiles' for us

Facing challenges as a black teacher in Thailand

For the sensitive minded people who live in utter oblivion about skin color, this is probably not the article for you. But this is the cold hard truth.


Skin color does matter in Thailand

Postbox letter from Sano

I do agree that a language should be taught by a native speaker but it is also important to look at the person's qualifications.


Discrimination pure and simple

Postbox letter from Jeff

When I see racist ads like the one that accidentally made its way onto the site, it only serves to open up some old wounds and scars.


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