There are some 500,000 Korean-Americans who have family members in North Korea. I believe there are about 1.5 million Korean-Americans.
Are north Korean-Americans less friendly than south Korean-Americans? I would say Yes.
- Although we are mostly anti-communists, we have lost our family, homes, relatives and friends to the US bombing. According to the US CIA, some 2 million North Koreans (out of 10-11 million) died during the war.
- The US has reneged on its promise to return us home ("You will be back in 30 days" - the US military told us).
- The US gov has made no serious attempt to help separated families in America reconnected - there is a proposed bill in the Congress for separated families collecting dusts. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is throwing her influence behind local efforts to help Korean-Americans reunite with relatives left behind in North Korea more than 50 years ago. Feinstein introduced the Senate version of a House resolution by Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton (the Korean Family Unification Act), which outlines the intent of Congress and the president to help 500,000 Korean-Americans cut off from family members by the 38th Parallel.
- Those of us who took up arms during and after the war are yet to be recognized. Worse is the fact that South Korea label us "American running dogs - miguk-nom ahp-jae-bi), while North Korea label us 'unforgivable traitors'.
Maury, please do not credit me (DGill11331@aol.com) with what Dan Fahey wrote "My Personal experience. I rarely meet a Korean in the US that is friendly." I only pasted what Dan had said to my message. D Gill
P.S. When I was living in Rhode Island I was an Associate Member of the Korean/American Association. For the most part the vast majority of the membership were extremely friendly towards me. The few who were cool and reserved in my presence were from North Korea. I believe that they didn't feel the same towards me as the South Koreans simply because the UN didn't keep their country (North Korea) from being overrun, the same as it did in South Korea. Maybe they thought that I still considered North Koreans as the enemy and maybe at one time they were the enemy.