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Old 10-04-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Oh, bla bla bla, I'm pretty sick of hearing about the war, there are countries out there that's still in active war. But they're not self righteous, and I know, I dated an Iraqi for over a year. And yes they're very proud of their culture and is fiercely independent, but never prejudice or racist.
The Koreans use the war as and excuse for any shortcomings that they might have.
And trust me, they're racist. You don't need to be attacked in the streets to suffer from racism. Oh yes, they're friendly to you until you say you're from Africa, it's as if a stink went up, they suddenly turn rude.
I always go into a shop or anywhere and greet with a smile, being very polite with all the right etiquette. For every one person who actually smile back, 20 don't.
Here's an experiment you can do. Go and take photos of a busy area on a weekend morning without them knowing. No one smiles, they all look miserable.
They need to realize that they don't know everything and should try being to be humble for a change.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:37 AM
 
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From my experience, my Korean friends are quite nationalistic and self-centered (their group of friends consist of Koreans and they don't talk much to other races, even other Asian races) and a lot of them dislike the Japanese due to their suffering under the Japanese rule. I do not know if they look down to other races but it is possible.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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I went over on work in 2007 with 3 colleague's from Ireland. We spent time in Seoul, Suwon & Yeongtong. As other people mentioned. The Korean people seem very shy at first. But they are very polite and are very well educated. So a lot of them can speak good English.

We did not find them to be in any way racist towards us. If anything they were very interested in our culture as we were in their's.

Hope this helps
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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Knew a white dude who was dating a Japanese girl. He took her to Seoul and a group of Korean guys mistook her for Korean and harassed them to the point of violence. They didn't get serious injuries but they came close. I heard this type of thing happens A LOT in Korea.
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