This is disgusting
The classified ad shown above appeared in the Taipei Times today. Bad spelling aside, it provides an example of how Taiwanese employers blatantly and unashamedly engage in all kinds of discrimination. This ad very specifically details the nationality, race, age and gender of the person that the employer requires. Discriminating on the basis of race or ethnicity is probably the worst one. However, in Taiwan it is considered quite normal to specifically state the age, gender and even marital status in an employment ad.
I also dislike the way most Taiwanese people will never admit to the fact that racism is a problem in Taiwan. Most Taiwanese only conceive of racism as something that happens to "Chinese" people in other countries. Blatant discrimination against migrant workers from Southeast Asia (as previously discussed on this blog) and the difficulties black people face in getting jobs teaching English are two of the most obvious ways in which racism in Taiwan manifests.
As an Australian I am not afraid to acknowledge that racism is a problem in Australia. At least a significant percentage of the population in Australia also acknowledges this and the problem is discussed openly. This is not the case in Taiwan.