Originally Posted by Lasagna
It's not racist to hope that an individual who has taken the time to go through a four or three year professional program has the ability to communicate properly. Many schools have a list of missions and goals, most if not all state that they want to create graduates with professional character. Proper communication skills, such as speaking the local language, falls into this category.
Furthermore, it's within the interest of all individuals who want to pursue the career of pharmacy that education standards not fall. Even if that means we start, or return, to judging an individual by their full capabilities, such as speaking English correctly.
What drhenPharmD stated is not racist, all that was said was that there are some asian women who speak English marginally, not all asian women. I find it really shocking that a lot of individuals think that it is taboo to judge a person on their language proficiency. We are in a field of professionals, it's just another trait in a long list that individuals, including customers may look at.
I understand your point of view and do agree with your point that every pharmacist should have good communication skills but what I dont agree with is that his statement is not racist.I would say it was sexist and racist
First his statment implied that all asian women pharmacists cant speak english he didnt use the word "some".He is setting a precedent that oh ppl whenever you see an asian+woman+pharmacist=no english speaking skills so before the poor lady even opens her mouth everybody will think Oh she does not know how to speak english