A school in South Korea reportedly rejected a US teacher's job application because he was not white. In an interview with The Korea Observer, Sean Jones said he received a text message from his recruiter reading, "Hey Sean. Sorry they just told me they actually want a white teacher". A few days later, he reportedly received a similar message on Facebook for a different teaching position.

An official from the school in Seoul responded to The Korea Observer by apologising to Jones, adding she should have given him a shot regardless of skin colour. However, she did say their academy often eliminates certain candidates because "their students are too young and scared of strange foreigners". 

This comes shortly after reports of an Irish woman being denied a teaching position "due to the alcoholism nature of your kind". 

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