This post was inspired by a previous post in General chat about ethnicity. Why in questionnaires is Irish always an extra option for race? White European, Asian, Afro-Carribean and then Irish? I've noticed this so many times...
cant say ive ever seen that.
majority of people in the republic of ireland, and northern ireland are white.
The only time ive ever noticed something like that is as part of a listing such as:
British - Scottish
British - English
British - Welsh
British - Irish
Ive definately never seen Irish as a choice alongside 'white' or anything like that.
I've not seen it on many forms, but I've seen things like
White - British
White - Irish
White - Other
Maybe it's forms where it's mostly people in Britain and Ireland filling it in, with the 'other' option there for the few, well, others...
These race options make me laugh. There are only three races in the world, excluding mixed race. I am of the same race as Gerry Adams, Gadaffi and George W Bush.
I've seen forms where if you have ticked Irish or your from Northern Ireland you have been asked to declare whether your protestant or catholic
Well these forms were for Boots and Monsoon so dont know how that worked
In that case it would be to ensure they're an Equal Opportunities employer, I should imagine.
Questionnaires that ask for your cultural, racial and religious backgrounds in the name of equality are clearly hypocritical. If their authors really didn't attach any importance to it, they wouldn't bother to ask.
What are 'mics'? Is that a new variant on 'prods' and 'taigs'?