It is our job to see that it stays there. The political principle at stake is quite simple: This should perhaps be stated in the obverse:
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.
They will simply use the tool, the internet, the movies, the news to reinforce the things they are taught they should believe and not question. Sadly, many homophobes, racists, misogynists etc are very highly educated, well networked people and even from cultures which are generally more progressive.
The problem is not simple and it is not the same in every country. So while condemning these behaviors is important, finding their root and addressing it is even more so. No matter how much we chastise such horrible individuals, the problem will not go away when more like them will be raised into the same backwards way of thinking.
At best, it offers some short-term relief, when our efforts pay off.
People are not born monsters or cruel. Acknowledging that and wishing there will be measures taken to prevent it is simple being realistic. Baby Shoes Another useful idiot. I remember once showing up to my first day subbing at a kindergarten with a bright red, sunburned face and i also scared the kids, one even cried!
But after a bit of time, once they could see that despite my unfamiliar appearance, i also was a human who smiles and laughs and is in every other way much like people they know — they got over it.
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The parents may be very liberal, multicultural people — but if they think that their parents, relatives, neighbours or colleagues will think less of them because their child is taught by a non young, white, blond American lady — then perhaps they will pull their kid from the school.
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The ideology underlying racist practices often includes the idea that humans can be subdivided into distinct groups that are different. The question of gun rights is a political question, in the broad sense that it touches on the distribution of power in a polity.
Thus, although it incorporates all these perfectly legitimate “sub-political” activities, it is not fundamentally about hunting, or collecting, or target practice; it is about empowering the citizen relative to the state. Part I: Introduction--What inspired my argumentative response?
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It’s interesting because Korea only really started becoming “ethnically homogenous” during the Joseon period, and even then there was a lot more coming and going .