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  • A white person should not teach minority children.

    2 2.86%
  • A person of a minority race cannot teach white children.

    2 2.86%
  • Race is not a factor on a person's competency to teach anything.

    41 58.57%
  • Making the race of a teacher an issue is in itself racist.

    22 31.43%
  • I have a completely different perspective and will explain.

    3 4.29%
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Thread: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

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    Re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're ignoring the facts. 'Irish need not apply' (what your thread's title is based on) was a societal issue. It wasn't a single isolated case as this situation is. The fact is that if anything, whites are accurately represented when it comes to teaching courses such as this one so you have nothing to fear. The white hegemony over our schools is not in any danger.
    My thread title referred to a particular situation in a particular school. I didn't ignore any facts whatsoever. I posted the article that explained the situation and asked the folks here at DP what they thought about it. Sorry you missed the point.
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    Re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    My thread title referred to a particular situation in a particular school.
    Anti-Irish sentiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Irish Catholics were isolated and marginalised by society. Both ministers and priests discouraged intermarriage between Catholics and Protestants. In addition, the creation of a parochial school system and numerous colleges affiliated with the Church tended to compound rather than alleviate anti-Catholic discrimination.[25]

    After 1860 many Irish sang songs about signs reading "HELP WANTED – NO IRISH NEED APPLY"; these signs came to be known as "NINA signs." (This is sometimes written as "IRISH NEED NOT APPLY" and referred to as "INNA signs").[5] The 1862 song, "No Irish Need Apply", was inspired by NINA signs in London. Later Irish Americans adapted the lyrics, and the songs perpetuated the belief among Irish Americans that they were discriminated against.[5]
    Again, one situation - in one school - in one location. (insert race here) need not apply is a statement for an issue of societal discrimination on economic grounds. Your thread title doesn't match the article due to the fact that the teachers (at every level) in the country are still represented in accordance to the country's demographics. You don't need to fear. White people can still teach the dark people history as they see it.
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    Re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Anti-Irish sentiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Again, one situation - in one school - in one location. (insert race here) need not apply is a statement for an issue of societal discrimination on economic grounds. Your thread title doesn't match the article due to the fact that the teachers (at every level) in the country are still represented in accordance to the country's demographics. You don't need to fear. White people can still teach the dark people history as they see it.
    Did you even read the OP? And my thread title was an observation related to the thread and an invitation to comment or participate. The thread is not about whether the thread title is appropriate according to Hatuey. I'm sorry it displeased you, but I think most understood the metaphor.
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