Discrimination against black women dating
“I would send my resume out without a picture and would get ambushed with replies from recruiters.
Every recruiter, every school,” says Motley, from Chicago.
He says the school does not consider race, but rather career, nationality (for visa eligibility), passion and English-related studies.
However, he says the school has not reviewed any black candidates for employment, claiming it has only seen the resume of one half-black, half-Hispanic teacher so far.
She says she’s faced a constant barrage of criticism from her bosses over “my hair, about my skin, my weight. Hernandez says parents ganged up on her and were forever trying to get her to leave her job, or get the bosses to fire her, even though she insists the kids “loved” her classes.
“I am still getting many resumes from African-American teachers, but it’s hard to find positions for them. I found only two positions for them (in 2013),” he says, adding that the teachers – two of the more than 30 black applicants he worked with last year – were placed in rural Gyeonggi Province, not Seoul.“Whites only” ads, while not as commonly found as they were in the late 2000s, can still be spotted on job posting sites.Some recruiters will tell black teachers flat out, “Your options are limited because you’re black.” Although academies that Groove Korea interviewed for this story did not acknowledge discrimination against black teachers, recruiters said hagwon owners explicitly discriminate when searching for teachers.“As a hagwon owner of a small hagwon, it would be in my best interest to hire someone who will generate more business, as opposed to someone who will serve as an obstacle to get students.This isn’t specific for black people, but I would have to hire someone who parents would feel comfortable sending their children to.”Hernandez, from New Jersey, says she constantly has trouble with the management at her hagwon in Gangnam.