A care home has come under serious fire this week after they posted a shockingly racist and discriminative job advertisement.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what the company had to say about their disgraceful ad...
All across the country, people are coming together to stand up against racism.
via: GettyEver since George Floyd, an unarmed and defenseless black man, died while being held in a police restraint, our country has experienced a wave of anger like never before.
The Black Lives Matter movement is more prominent than ever...
via: GettyAnd millions of people have been marching for the racism and injustice in this country to come to an end once and for all.
However, not everyone has been so supportive of the movement.
via: GettyWhile the majority of people have been in favor of the movement, there is a small minority who have been speaking out against it.
In an attempt to mask their racism, they have been going by the ideology of "All Lives Matter"...
via: GettyYou know, almost as if white people have a long history of pain and suffering as black people do?
It has all been completely ludicrous.
via: GettyDespite the growing awareness around racism, countless stories of prejudice against people of color still continue to emerge.
Now, most of these people are coming from far-right groups...
via: GettySo most of us aren't too shocked.
But now, one story has emerged from somewhere that none of us were expecting.
via: GettyA disability care home in Australia has come under serious fire for an inflammatory job advertisement they had posted.
Absolute Care & Health, which is based in Melbourne, posted an ad for a new member of staff.
via: GettyThe post, which was found on Indeed.com, sought “mature support workers, ideally aged forty-years and over," to work for a twenty-four-hour National Disability Insurance Scheme client.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, right?
via: GettyWell, it doesn't stop there.
The advertisement then went on to make a few more requirements for the job role...
via: GettyAnd, as you may guess, they had nothing to do with any past experience.
The ad continued:
via: Getty“We request no dark-skinned (Indian or African) applicants apply for this role."
Nope, we are not making this up.You can see a screenshot from the ad, that has since been deleted, above.
The advert continued by stating that this requirement was at the request of the client...
via: GettyAlmost as if that makes any of this okay.
Understandably, there was an instant outrage when the ad was posted this week...
via: GettyAnd it was branded as “stomach-churning" by Dvir Abramovich, an Israeli-Australian academic who specializes in Holocaust studies and who is the chair of the Anti-Defamation Commission.
Abramovich was both horrified and dismayed by the ad.
via: Getty“This ad crossed so many lines that I stopped counting and turned back the clock on race relations," he told 7NEWS.
He can't believe that the ad was even published in the first place.
via: GettyHe continued: “And while I am glad that someone at the company woke up to this disgraceful situation and pulled this deeply hurtful and abhorrent ad, one has to wonder how the phrasing and intent did not raise a single red flag within the organization before it was published."
But what has Absolute Care & Health had to say for themselves?
via: GettyWell, after the overwhelming backlash, the company has finally spoken out.
In a statement, they said:
via: Getty“We published a job advertisement that contained information that was discriminatory and offensive. It happened as a result of an extreme failure in our internal processes and we are so very deeply sorry for the offense and distress that our error has caused."
via: Getty"As soon as we discovered that the advertisement had been posted, we quickly removed it; published an apology on our website; apologized personally to those who had viewed the advert and those who contacted us with their concerns; and, started an investigation as to how it happened."
When will this blatant discrimination end?
via: GettySadly, we seemingly have a long way to go. For more on the fight against racism, keep scrolling to find out why people are boycotting the Aunt Jemima brand...