Friday, November 7, 2014
Not all bigots are white
Irish teacher Katie Mulrennan got a Craigslist job reply so bizarre that she was compelled to post it and see if it went viral. And it has. The 26-year-old says that, in spite of having taught English for more than three years in Barcelona, Oxford, Abu Dhabi, and South Korea, she was refused an interview in South Korea outright because the interviewer assumed that, being Irish, she's a drunk. The reply: "I am sorry to inform you that my client does not hire Irish people due to the alcoholism nature of your kind." Mulrennan has already found another job and can laugh it off, but she says that she reported it to Craigslist all the same.