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Old 05-09-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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I have had Caucasian friends who took Spanish in college and became fluent only to be turned down for jobs even though they were qualified and were bilingual.

All though, I know some Caucasian friends who have become Spanish teachers.

Thoughts?
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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u know answer to that
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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u know answer to that
Yep, and the answer is yes. I know two women both white and bilingual and they both got hired.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:26 PM
 
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I have had Caucasian friends who took Spanish in college and became fluent only to be turned down for jobs even though they were qualified and were bilingual.

All though, I know some Caucasian friends who have become Spanish teachers.

Thoughts?
Having a Hispanic heritage doesn't mean you'd be better at teaching Spanish than someone else who studied just to do that. Being a teacher is something special. Also, being a language translator is a special type of skills beyond knowing the language.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Having a Hispanic heritage doesn't mean you'd be better at teaching Spanish than someone else who studied just to do that. Being a teacher is something special. Also, being a language translator is a special type of skills beyond knowing the language.
When I took Spanish in college, my professor was from Czechoslovakia.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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There's a caucasian Spanish speaker at my local bicycle shop. She speaks it so well that I would bet either she or her parents are from a Spanish-speaking country originally.

She looks whiter than white and has no accent in English whatsoever, but her Spanish comes out perfect...at machine-gun speed.

Guess this bicycle shop didn't have qualms about hiring a white Spanish speaker.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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It's just the sign of the times that some people, no matter how wide open they claim to be will invariably choose their own people over an "Outsider"
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: todo el mundo!!
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depends on the company
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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It's just the sign of the times that some people, no matter how wide open they claim to be will invariably choose their own people over an "Outsider"
What? So racism and sexism are real?
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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U ppl realize many hispanics look white right
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