May 24, 2012
Help wanted: Chinese company seeks tall, white, Harvard-educated, male Jew
Remember how excited Christians were about the book “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success”?
Well, that book won’t suffice for a Chinese company. No, they’re looking for their own tall, white, Jewish male who attended Harvard and speaks fluent Mandarin. An excerpt of the job-posting email received by a writer for the Foreign Policy blog:
Who knew the Chinese were obsessed with Jews? In fact, I thought China was obsessed with Hitler. Sounds like this is all just about money-making stereotypes. A little background on that here and here.
The email also said they’re looking to hire someone with a “‘white face’ to give some more credibility to the project.” Yowza.