Racist Job Ad Sparks Anger

Hannah Martin, The Mercury, August 28, 2012

A Coles contractor has been slammed for a racist job advert, banning Indian or Asian applicants.

The online advert was posted on Sunday, seeking cleaners for a supermarket at Eastlands Shopping Centre.

The ad in part read: “Store requires no indians or asians please. Must speak english (sic)”.

The advert, on the Gumtree website, generated outrage on social media sites, with calls for people to boycott the store and lodge complaints.

“Which supermarket is this so I can boycott them?” one Facebook user said.

“A case for the Anti-Discrimination Commission, surely,” said another.

“What planet are they on?”, asked another.

The job ad was later removed from the site.

A Coles spokesman yesterday admitted the advert had been posted by a contract company responsible for cleaning its Rosny store.

“The ad was placed without Coles’ knowledge and we were extremely concerned to learn of the ad and its contents,” spokesman Jim Cooper said.

“Coles is a proud, equal-opportunity employer and at no time have we ever issued the directives contained in this ad. We have made these points in no uncertain terms to the cleaning contractors in question.”

Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks said she wanted to track down the cleaning contractor to pursue possible legal action.

“It’s unlawful to blanket preclude a person because of their race,” she said.

Ms Banks said she often received complaints about job adverts that discriminated against particular races. She said both the company offering the position and the publisher of the advert could be subject to legal action.

“Gumtree is probably in breach [of the law] as well because the Act says you can’t publish, display, etcetera, material that is discriminatory,” Ms Banks said.

“I’ve had other ads in print form and other sites brought to my attention, which I’ve followed up with the publisher. That tends to result in it getting pulled very quickly.”

Volunteer migrant support worker Betty DeVries said the biggest hurdle for many new migrants was their English-speaking skills.

But Ms Banks warned employers not to discriminate against people with limited English skills.

“It would be arguable that requiring English is a reasonable requirement if there was a reason why [an applicant] needed to have more than a rudimentary knowledge of the language,” she said.

“Is that the case for jobs like a cleaner? Or are we creating a world that you need to be a university graduate to get any job?”

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  • anarchyst

    I like it!

  • Ulick

    “The ad was placed without Coles’ knowledge and we were extremely concerned to learn of the ad and its contents,” spokesman Jim Cooper said.

    Grovelling.  It’s pathetic.

    Just once I would love a person attacked for being “racist”, to say, “I meant every word of that ad.  Why is it that blacks can look out for blacks, Asians can look out for Asians, Jews can look out for Jews; but white, gentile Australians can’t look out for each other?  I don’t care what you people say because I have the support of the people I care most about and who care most for me.”

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

       Because if whites looked out for themselves, the other races would parish.

  • If you’re pressing 1 for English, you’re probably a racist.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Brilliant. Post more.

  • Church_of_Jed

    “Australians are outraged,” until their White daughters start sprogging out Diversity babies, and then Coles will become a national monument to “our long overdue flirtation with Jim Crow segregation, which, sadly, failed”.

  • refocus

    Another text book example of extreme Hatred, Racism, and Bigotry, courtesy of a White Man, the cancer of history.

    • Better throw out your computer, television, cellphone, car and all the other things the cancerous White Man has blessed you with. 

      How’s that case of smallpox doing? Oh, that’s right, Whitey wiped that disease off the face of the earth along with polio.

      We are the cutting edge of the species.

    • Boy, you need to git right.  You like that response?  I thought ya did and I like it too.

      I read a sampling of your race baiting comments and you should be ashamed.  The best revenge you can put upon The White Peoples is to just leave them alone.

      Imagine for a moment, if you will, what it would be like if you went your way and we went ours.  What a Lovely State of Affairs it would be!  Harmony, Peace and Unity would be Naturally Found and Everyone would Finally feel ‘at Home’.

      Now understand Reality.  Much compassion and help can be found from those who are not forced into it.  In short, no one likes to be told what to do or who to pay for but when they’re forced into it, resentment, or dislike for others begins to build.  It is there where you will find people like me who say, don’t come knocking on my door looking for food ’cause I’m perfectly happy to watch you starve to death on my front porch while I swing on my porch swing drinking iced tea.

      “We” owe you nothing.

  • Enar_Larsson

    —Volunteer migrant support worker Betty DeVries said the biggest hurdle for many new migrants was their English-speaking skills.—

    1. Then learn English.

    —But Ms Banks warned employers not to discriminate against people with limited English skills.
    “It would be arguable that requiring English is a reasonable
    requirement if there was a reason why [an applicant] needed to have more
    than a rudimentary knowledge of the language,” she said. Is that the case for jobs like a cleaner? Or are we creating a world that you need to be a university graduate to get any job?”—

    2. Really? Requiring “anything more than a rudimentary knowledge” is the same as “creating a world that you need to be a university graduate to get any job”?  Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks has apparently not graduated university.

    3. It is essential even for cleaners to know the language of the country they work in. When they don’t, the government ends up paying translators to help them fill out their applications, tax returns, drivers tests, and employment discrimination lawsuits. Moreover, when they don’t know the language the employees of the business or home being cleaned cannot properly interrogate them when the need arises.

  • But it’s quite alright to exclude White People and especially White Men.  Why, for the Love of God already, why can’t any of these spawn see their own hatred, racism and illegal actions?

    I myself would never advertise a job opening.  I’d just ask my own trusted employees to bring me one of their unemployed trusted friends or family members.

  • Chimp Master Rules

    QUOTE:  “Volunteer migrant support worker ”

    COMMENT:   A what?  How does one become . . . uh, whatever that is?

    QUOTE:  “But Ms Banks warned employers not to  . . . ”

    COMMENT:  Warned?  She warned?  Why you arrogant, self-righteous, deep-fried, chocolate loving little pip-squeak.  Who are you to warn anyone of anything?  What gives you the right?  What gives you the power?  What gives you the impudent, bald-faced audacity to speak to whites in this way?

    Gawwwwwd . . . has the world turned upsdie down or what?


    End of rant.

  • MAJ

    Considering the political climate at present the nitwit who placed the ad was not very bright. Just let a regular ad run and then hire whoever you want. Now the poor company will be forced to bring on board just who they don’t want – non-Eglish speaking asians and indians.

    The self-righteous fools who are immediately calling for a boycott will ultimately boycott the store once they see who makes up the new cleaning crew. 

  • Ulick

    I work with an uber-Liberal lady who argues for open borders and work for “undocumented workers” while simultaneously railing against American corporations sending jobs overseas.  I once asked her how she could feel so strongly about both positions since they both lead to the same end — less job opportunity for true Americans. 

    I’m still waiting for her answer.

    • That’s the problem with liberals.  They can’t put 2+2 together or see any cause and effect relationship.  It seems odd to us because we can think and presumably we’ve read books and papers in our lives.  But sometimes I hear libs and think they just jumped on the nearest bandwagon, which happened to be liberal since we are surrounded with liberal dogma all day.  Before they decided to get into discussing politics, they were specialists in some other field.  They know jack, but they pretend?  Is it possible?  I don’t know, but it seems they cannot reason.  They will tell you “You can’t say those things” and when you ask why then the answer is “you just can’t, nobody says that” – again – WHY?  “You just aren’t allowed.  You can’t.  That is the reasoning.  Nobody is home.  That, or it’s a case or herd or groupthink.  Either way, they are unbearable.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Ms. Banks is about what one might expect:


    Actually, THIS looks better than she does:


    • Marcy Fleming

       She reminds me of a very repulsive Lesbian on the Oakland City Council who has grown a beard !

  • Mel

    My biggest question is all these ethnic newspapers that exist in languages other than English. If the local Korean community has it’s own paper and advertises for positions in the Korean Language, they are obviously only wanting Koreans because otherwise they would advertise in the mainstream newspapers in English. Why would they do this – other than ethnocentrism, it is also because they can’t speak English and don’t want the frustration of dealing with the language barrier and different culture. 

    Why criticise the mainstream community for doing the same thing. We are constantly told how difficult it is to learn English, but what about living in a place like Sydney where migrants have sloppy grasp of English. You can waste a lot of your time trying to make yourself understood to people who haven’t applied themselves to learning English because they don’t have to.  

    The only reason that I don’t care about this ad it that the ethnic community isn’t exactly practising what they preach.  We are suppose to be silent while they employ their own kind, to keep it in the ‘community’, so they can pay in cash and not pay tax, because they don’t like dealing with other cultures or just think whites are too lazy to employ (I mean they complain about white racism and think their own racism is irrelevant), so they don’t have to bother learning English.  

    Give me a reason to care. When they start applying the same high standards to their own communities that they do to whites, then I’ll start to give a damn.

  • Mel

    I don’t think it is that we are stupid.  We are force fed cultural marxism via our education system and mainstream media.

    Communities with their own newspapers, publications and satellite networks from their ‘countries of origin’ are getting a different message. 

    We are reading from one page in a book – they aren’t reading from the same page, in fact they are reading from a different book. 

    Everything whites discuss is scrutinised but we can’t scrutinise what is going on in ethnic communities because they hide behind the fact anyone outside their communities will have no idea what they are discussing because of the language barrier. Having your own language allows you more flexibility not to conform; which is why these communities seem so keen to not make the switch from their language to English. 

  • Carney3

    Just say white.

    “Caucasian” is weird, misleading, and outdated.

  • Mel

    I lived in Sydney during the 90s and found that it was a distinct disadvantage to a white Australian, especially if you came from a regional area that is considered  to be the ‘redneck back woods’.

    I had to compete with immigrants who came to Australia who had more skills and experience with me; and then I had to compete with immigrants who got jobs on affirmative action schemes. 

    And don’t get me into the times I had to apologetically listen to minorities tell me about all the racist behaviour they’s experienced from whites. It gets a bit much when you have to listen to it at work and then go home and listen to it as well. 

    I think multiculturalism is going to create a huge underclass in the host population.  Minorities have their own communities which look out for each other, while the mainstream population isn’t allowed to ‘look out for each other’ as that is considered racism. 

    If you are white and marginalised there is no safety net any more.  The safety net has been given to the minorities. Being white means you have ‘white privilege’ therefore you don’t need a safety net.

    • anarchyst

      One must go to the source to see where these ideas are coming from . . . the “tribe”.
      Why do Zionist Jews want a “Jewish only state” but support multiculturalism for America, Australia  and Europe? They have a dual position for a reason. Self-hating whites do not seem to understand that you’ve been duped by a group of people who consider themselves to be “God’s chosen people,” a people who are racially, intellectually, and morally superior to all others, whom they call ‘goyim’ (cattle). Don’t you find it odd how you are supposed to feel hatred and shame for your ancestors, and how you are supposed to race-mix yourselves out of existence, while the people who plant these ideas in your head are, themselves, fiercely ethnocentric and nationalistic and are always doing whatever it takes to advance their interests?

  • JvNk

    The 2 largest employment sites in South Africa are Pnet.co.za and Careerjunction.co.za.

    Both of these sites are contaminated with thousands of the most racist employment ads imaginable. I invite Amren readers to go and visit the 2  sites, and to browse for a random position in any field – say engineering or IT – and note how many contain either of the following 2 recruitment agent doublespeak racist euphemisms:

    “AA” (Affirmative action = no whites need apply.)
    “EE” (Employment equity = dat whitey, he be no welcome.)

    This happens every single day in South Africa, and once again this black-on-white racism is so common that it is not considered remarkable at all. If a white employer, however, would be so silly as to place an ad which says: “Whites preferred”, you can bet that it would be international news, with hysterical screams of outrage prominent on the front page of the NY Times.

  • Marcy Fleming

     Well, we have to fight that Communist rubbish, to quote Malcolm X, by any means necessary.