Sudden Discussion on Race Grips South Korea – Korea Real Time

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Sudden Discussion on Race Grips South Korea on Wsj

Suddenly, South Korea is having a moment about race.

All through the Korean media and in business lunches and casual conversations, people are talking about race and Korean identity, a civic discussion shaped by the confluence of four news events.

The first was the gruesome murder of a young Korean woman (which hit the front pages in part because of the bungled response of police to her emergency call) by a Korean-Chinese man in Suwon. Then came a shooting spree by a Korean-American in California. Next was the election of a Philippine-born immigrant to the National Assembly. And finally came the approval on Tuesday of a Korean-American as head of the World Bank…

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