Korean parents against interracial dating

Because once we as a couple met the multiracial scandal with a united front, the idea of me being “too different” eventually faded away.This leads me to believe that interracial prejudice can be eradicated in one more generation – if today’s parents stop teaching it to our little ones, in subtle or unsubtle ways. A Korean woman who holds hands with a Western man risks being occasionally harangued, called a ''whore,'' or even slapped or spat upon.This is becoming less common, but even so, part of the reason Mr.This was problematic, because I am your standard-issue white girl of European descent.

This includes even a father from a cosmopolitan American city, with a postgraduate degree, who loves and respects someone of a different race at work and might even invite someone of a varying skin tone or eye shape to Thanksgiving dinner but privately will tell his 10-, 20- or even 40-year-old son, “but you can’t marry one of them.” Which is just what my husband’s father told him when he explained his intentions with me.

'' Her family still doesn't know I exist.'' To be sure, the family did once get an inkling, and the reaction was not promising.

The parents locked the girlfriend in the home for 10 days, telling her to call in sick at her job.

Such romances are becoming more visible because the number of young Americans living in South Korea is growing, and the issue creates enormous sensitivities about the 37,000 American troops stationed here.

Just a few years ago, an American soldier who touched the behind of a Korean woman -- his wife -- set off a brawl that led to his arrest and to denunciations in the press about the American military threat to Korean women.

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