Do you have an intrepid sense of adventure but feel constrained by a somewhat bookish personality?
About the author James Hyams James Hyams juggles several careers including being a journalist and a social worker. James has an avid interest in 'telling it as it is', exposing matters of public interest, and reviving investigative journalism in the new digital era.
Testimony to this is his thesis titled: Government secrecy and the withering watchdog: Is WikiLeaks the answer? Korea has one ethnic group… Korean.
In fact, that may actually be the most foreign thing about Korea, now that I think about it. Or will they attempt to integrate into society, and how will other Koreans react to them? The problem lies in the fact that during the Japanese occupation and its aftermath a LOT of cultural identity construction took place which basically reinforced the idea of the Hermit Kingdom and the ethnically homogenous identity.
As you say, the construction of the Korean homogenous identity came about as a reaction to domination politically and culturally by China, then militarily by Japan followed by dissection by the Soviets and Americans.
Except for the fact that there is little to laugh about in racism; in perpetuating the idea that one group of people, based simply on some really, really hard to define, to be honest fact about their birth, is empirically superior to another group of people.
But we in the US have spent over years in not learning that lesson. At least not learning it very well.
I have no patience whatsoever for oversimplified arguments and empty platitudes. Just like you, James.
Just like all of us. When all these ignorant complainers get off their soapbox they should be the target of their own style of one sided out of context description of the narrow minded fools that they are. Who gets to decide how a country should be like.
What if Koreans do not agree Korea should be some kind of BS multicultural society that western societies like to pretend foolishly they are, not admitting the gross hypocrisy all over the fabric of their arrogant societies.
If Korea plays an international game they have to deal with international issues like multiculturalism. Even in China, where there is literally thousands of years of Chinese identity to draw on, there is an understanding that people can be of different groups and still be Chinese.
There is no equivalent in Korea. It is just Korean… that is it. And I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has any sort of cultural memory of a time when it was different. That is what I mean. What a CUNT you are! However, as someone who has made that third point, I would like to say that it is not an excuse nor a defense, but rather an effort to understand what is clearly a conflicting element in order to get to the root of the problem.
As the author said, when educated people in a country with such fast internet and resources are still so behind in terms of ethics, human rights etc, you have to consider the why, because it can help fix things.
I cannot feel the anger this person must feel I am a white female after allbut I do know the best way for more people to avoid such hurt is to find more long-term solutions.
The internet and exposure to positive representations is not a miracle worker. If the child has been raised with a racist mindset and conditioned to not think about the input they get by themselves, no amount of said input will change things.Learn about ITA's state-of-the-art Online TEFL certification class for teaching English abroad.
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