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Re: Rhee and Chaing kai chek
In a message dated 2/18/2002 3:02:40 PM Eastern Standard Time, DanFahey@DanSources.com writes:
My Personal experience. I rarely meet a Korean in the US that is friendly.
Even the Korean/Japanese resturants that we frequent, I feel like we are
only tolerated for our money. In the WDC area there is still a lot of Joon
Rhee Karate Schools. Aside from a few Korean collegues who have lived hear
a while. My experience that Koreans just do not like Americans.
Am I experiencing this alone? Or am I over reacting.Dan Fahey>>
Dan, you may not be over reacting because a lot of the postwar Koreans who came over here are North Koreans. I have a lot of Korean-American acquaintances in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, many of them are North Korean. Remember the 100,000 plus North Korean refugees the Marines took out of Hungnam -- ever wonder where a lot of them eventually wound up? While I know many North Korean-Americans, only one openly admits that she is North Korean. She came here from South Korea, but she was from the Ungigang Reservoir area northeast of the Chosin Reservoir. I know many of the Korean-Americans from the New England area that I spoke of above are North Korean because her husband, a South Korean (Seoul), told me where a lot of the individuals in the Korean-American community came from. Nevertheless, many Koreans had bad experiences with the American military and America's Korean foreign policies so it wouldn't surprise me if the ones you mentioned could be South Korean. D Gill