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I understand the difference.
There is an underlying edge.
If you met me you would understand where I am coming from.
In 1988 I noticed this special edge.
I formed a Soccer League in 1988 called the Florida Soccer League Industry
Consortium. FSLIC..yes toung and cheek. It was a great Corporate League.
Motorola, Racal, Comuter Products, Encore, Siemens, Simmonds Precision,
ABB/Westinghouse, Bendix, Rodime...think a I missed a few... During the
first season we were jut having Pickup games. Everyone played tough. Ther
werw a lot of fights between the Latino community.
We invited a Korean Team to join the league and scrimmage while we got
formed. They got into two fights with the predominant Scottish team and
another team outside our league. It started out hostile. Within 15 minutes
the Scottish team had enough and played Irish Football on them.
The attitude was similar to a few Croatia and and Serbs we had. Hostile
until we,I got them to understand we were there to play, so we could work
tomorrow. It was and edge. Each country had a different feature, tactic
ets.. The ethnic teams all played for blood and sport. The Koreans needed
to be reminded it was a sport. After we tacked we cooled a hot headed
My experience is unique as I have ben in Human Resources for more then 30
Generally, each country has a different attitude about the USA. Even my Arab
friends are gracious. Nicaragua, el Salvadore in 1988 were war refugees.
I am just expressing my experience. Not a prejudice. Learning about even my
wifes countries syncrocies and manners id a challenge.
Again, I am jus perfoming a reality check. I have no prejudice on any living
[mailto:owner-KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu]On Behalf Of Ed Evanhoe
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 6:28 PM
I suspect what you are sensing/seeing is not hostility but simply the
uneasiness of people who are not yet sure they belong, thus they tend to
settle in areas with others from their own country and view those outside
their tight-nit communities as potential "hostiles." This is not unique to
the Koreans. It was true of the Italians, the Irish, the Chinese and all
other immigrants to the U.S. during their first generation or so. In other
words, they are strangers in a strange land and are uncomfortable outside
their own peer group. This takes time to get over.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523
Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
Life Member: Special Forces & Special Operations Associations
Co-List owner: KOREAN-WAR-L Web Site: http://www.korean-war.com
- From: Ed Evanhoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>