South Korea and race

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As far as South Korea being the melting pot that the U.S. is or not even close to the melting pot that countries such as France and the U.K. are is a big dissapointment.  Is it the lack of education that results in the “look down” of other races such as Africans and Indians particularly those of darker featuers.

Well recently a  South Korean man has been fined one million won ($865) for making discriminatory remarks against an Indian professor.  The conviction is the country’s first involving racist remarks towards a foreigner, Incheon District Court officials told local media.

The man yelled racist comments and said “Arab! Arab!” at the Indian man while on a bus in July, the judge said.  The professor felt publically insulted by the comments, he added.  The 31-year-old South Korean had objected to Bonogit Hussain talking loudly on a bus.  Mr Hussain had been in South Korea since 2007 and had studied for a master’s degree from Seoul’s SungKongHoe University, later working as a research professor there.  Park could have faced up to one year in prison and 2 million won in fines for public insult, Associated Press reported.

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