Saturday, November 28, 2009

New York Times has a report on mixed-ethnicity children in rural Korea. Incidentally, the Korean made the same report, with basically the same analysis, more than three years ago.

Gotta catch up, New York times.

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  2. From the article; “South Korea is generally more open to ethnic diversity than other Asian nations with relatively small minority populations, like neighboring Japan.”

    When I read the above in the article, I thought it was a misprint. When did South Korea become open-minded toward mix breed Koreans? I always thought Koreans only accepted pure Koreans.

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  3. Thomas, you fail to distinguish between open-minded in general, and "more open to ethnic diversity than other Asian nations with relatively small minority populations."

    They're talking relatively, in comparison to the low standards set by their neighbors, and not generally.

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  4. Skeptico,

    To me, the quoted statement is like saying that the Germans loved the Jews more than the Russians during WWII. It is a fact that the Russians killed more Jews than the Germans during WWII.

    Yes I understand that the article is stating that South Korea is generally more open … than Japan. Maybe there is another meaning to the word generally. The author wrote the word generally and I just quoted it.

    I do understand the article is about mix Korean children and that the Koreans are more open to ethnic diversity than the Japanese. Therefore Korea has a big population of mix children, because they are more open to ethnic diversity than Japan. Generally if your culture is more open to ethnic diversity, your culture tends to have more mix children.

    From my past experience, I do know that the people of Japan and South Korea do not like foreigners. Both countries do not like their race mix with other races. For those reasons many people think Koreans as racist. I also know that 40 years ago that a small amount of mix race Korean children were either aborted through abortions or given up for adoption. That is why I asked my question; “When did South Korea become open-minded toward mix breed Koreans.”

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