Can Blacks Teach English Abroad?
I have been a teacher before the passion of writing cropped up so somehow, there's always desire for teaching sometimes. Teaching kids can be rewarding especially when you see changes in behavior as well as when the kids begin to put into practice what they're taught.
One of the things that discouraged me from teaching at a point was the attitude of students; new age technology students, who will rather give attention to their modern technology devices than pay attention to what they're being taught. Isn't it painful after all the rigor of preparing lesson notes, teaching the kids, evaluating and giving assignment, your students can't remember what was taught the previous day? I don't know if you understand the feeling.
So, after a long break from the classroom, I decided to take my teaching skills and experiences to the next level by going abroad to teach English; having taught it for over 5 years with all the education certificates and all intact but I met a shocker!
Well, my journey started with taking online courses in TEFL, the minimum requirement to teach English abroad and I was on the look out for the most affordable price/fee. I contacted a lot of online tutors and they were ready to give all the needed assistance. Some promised job placement abroad after completing the course while others did not guarantee job after the course but that they will assist in their little ways.
I decided to apply with my Bachelor degree since not all schools abroad require TEFL certificate. So, I gave it a try. To my amazement, there are many schools in Asian countries looking for English teachers but with a condition that you must be 'white'. Hey! I love whites but are blacks less human? Aren't they capable of displaying the same intelligence their whites counterparts display?
After that, I dropped the idea and decided on something else. The question is, can blacks teach abroad? I did a lot of research only to find out that the few blacks in those countries are facing serious discrimination despite the fact that they're very intelligent and carrying out their duties professionally.
I remember going through similar experience when I wanted to start my writing career at freelancer platform. A lot of employers prefer whites to blacks even when they can express themselves just fine.
At Wealthy affiliate, it seems to be different because this seems the only community that accepts all and wish everyone real online success.
Is it a crime to be black?