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City officials and members of the African American and Korean communities gathered at the home of the oldest black congregation in L. Korean buk drums are played as the Rev. City Council President Herb Wesson, left.
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It was a poverty issue; it was an issue of language barriers. Ryu, the first Korean American to serve on the council, recounted how he and the man, Nathan Redfern, had worked together more than 20 years ago in the years following the riots. Ryu, then a fresh college graduate, and Redfern, a former Crips gang member, worked together at a Koreatown nonprofit's dispute resolution center.
Ryu recalled how the two men would go out to businesses in East and South L. Later, they worked on a citizenship project, Ryu teaching classes in English as a second language and Redfern giving mock citizenship exams at the Korean American Coalition, the councilman said.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and state Treasurer John Chiang — the latter two poised for the governor's race — also made an appearance.
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The number of multi-ethnic persons is expected to reachbyup from 40, a decade ago, government statistics show. Han, born to a Korean mother and Nigerian father, has only ever lived in South Korea.
He admits to "not knowing much" about Nigerian culture. Growing up in Itaewon, a Seoul neighbourhood that's long been an enclave for migrants, Han says he has many friends who are "mixed blood", the literal translation of the Korean term for "biracial". Fleeing South Korea Two years ago, the owner of a PC bang, a type of internet cafe popular with online gamers and where Han says he spends much of his free time, persuaded the teenager to model for a friend's clothing line.
Youn Bum saw some of Han's pictures online and arranged to meet him in person. Shin explains that it's a "myth" that the origin of this understanding of national identity comes from ancient Confucian values, as many South Koreans believe.
Instead, it's the result of a late 19th-century German concept of citizenship that was first adopted by Imperial Japan then reappropriated by Korean nationalists during Japan's colonial rule of the peninsula.
The "uniqueness and purity of a Korean bloodline and nation" are "at the core" of the South Korean state and "mixed blood" people are believed to "contaminate the purity of the Korean nation", Shin says.
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There were as many as 40, "Amerasians" - offspring of American men and South Korean women - born up until the early s. This is all according to Sajin Kwok, who was part of a research team that submitted a report on these zones to South Korea's National Human Rights Commission in Kwok, 41, a US-born Amerasian, says their findings painted a "catastrophic picture" for Amerasians - who grew up in and continued to live in camp towns - due in part to the discrimination they endured, as social outcasts, in schools and in mainstream Korean society.
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He also says authorities pressured women to abort or hand over their newborns to international adoption agencies in an effort to "eliminate" mixed-race children. Bella Dalton, the group's cofounder, estimates that nearly 10, children were adopted. The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women' 'Multicultural' children Faced with the growing number of multi-ethnic births, as well as criticism from the United Nationsterms like "pure blood" and "mixed blood" are no longer used in official and educational materials, although the latter expression is still widely spoken and many Koreans don't see it as a pejorative.
The word "multicultural" is now used to describe families where at least one parent is not Korean. Today, the vast majority of "multicultural" children are the offspring of the tens of thousands of Southeast Asian and Chinese women who come to South Korea as marriage migrants.
Yun notes that despite official efforts to help economically and socially integrate these families into South Korean society, reducing prejudice towards them remains a challenge.