Emer O’Neill works as a PE teacher at North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School.
This week we see the much-anticipated return of Men Behaving Better and for this series, we're putting racism in the spotlight.  In this first episode of our third series, Jarlath speaks to one of Ireland's only black Irish teachers, Emer O'Neill. Emer speaks to Jarlath about the phenomenon of micro-aggression, the exceptional challenges that she faced growing up as a person of colour in Ireland and her shocking experiences of racism in adulthood.   From her powerful words on calling out racism to her questioning of how diverse the Irish education system is in hiring people of colour, the need for an anti-bullying policy in Irish schools and her experiences living in Mississippi on a basketball scholarship, this is a truly eye-opening and sobering conversation about 'everyday racism' and how it needs to be addressed.   To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad   Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.   Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.   For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.   Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
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