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We have created this blog with the hope of bringing awareness and support to the discrimination that non-Caucasians have encountered during their work search in Taiwan. Too many teachers have been through countless interviews and phone calls, only to be turned away as soon as it is discovered that they are not Caucasian, or given a much lower rate of pay, or position because of it.
The fact is that this situation has been going on for a long time in Taiwan, and while it is illegal to discriminate, it’s still happening on a daily basis. Please note that schools are NOT ALLOWED to discriminate! According to Taiwan’s Employment Service Act (Amended date 2009.05.13), Article 5: “… [an] employer is prohibited from discriminating against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, class, language, thought, religion…”. If found guilty, the school can be fined up to NT$ 1,500,000, as well as negative press. This will hopefully in turn get the attention of the parents, then eventually the government who has to start enforcing their own law.
Thus, this blog is a platform whereby victims of discrimination can share their stories, allowing their voices to be heard, as well as a space to provide information and assistance to anyone who is prepared to fight for their right to equality. We have members of our group with extensive knowledge into how the labor department reporting process works, who can take you step-by-step through the procedure, which will hopefully have a rewarding outcome.
It’s time we speak up and make our voices heard! What can be gained from accepting discrimination and wallowing in a land of victimization? Let’s work together to ensure that Taiwan (and maybe one day the rest of the world) ensues equality based on the recognition of the individual’s qualifications, experience and passion and enthusiasm for teaching, as opposed to the color of their skin. And so it is time that society shifted it’s way of thinking. Oh, but to live in a world of equal opportunity, a world where you are given a position of responsibility because you are qualified and not because of the color of your skin.
Let’s make this happen.
Teachers Against Discrimination in Taiwan is a blog dedicated to working towards fair and inclusive representation within Taiwan’s workforce. We are a collective of teachers and other workers from various ethnic, social, religious, and national origins and are against discrimination and oppression of any kind.
We encourage all discussion, commentary, and critical analysis in the spaces provided for commenting, but we are also proactive in maintaining the group’s integrity. TADIT will not tolerate any comments which are seen as slanderous, racist, sexists and/or insulting. Please make your best judgment when posting topics and comments.