racist questionnaire

Racist Australian job questionnaire forces applicants into a corner

Side profile of a lawyer and a witness on the witness stand

Side profile of a lawyer and a witness on the witness stand

When I was considering becoming a lawyer my Dad pointed out to me how questioning can be used to trap a person using a yes or no question. I thought that it wasn’t possible and challenged my father to trap me with a yes or no question. He said, ” Have you stopped beating your wife? ” I realised then that if the question or statement is flawed or rigged to begin with, it can be used to trap or frame someone as a bad person.
The same issue applies to this section of a questionnaire that was posted on facebook. They claim that it is a section of an actual questionnaire given to a job applicant in Australia recently. If what they claim is true then it is a terrible questionnaire and no matter how you answer it you will seem racist.

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