As two K-pop stars announce their retirement from show business as a result of a burgeoning sex scandal, South Koreans are worried that sexual harassment conducted by these public figures will further intensify the pervasive discrimination.
South Koreans involved in the local economy surrounding US military base Camp Humphreys share opinions on the upcoming US-DPRK summit, with talks between the North Korean and US leaders in Hanoi just days away, speculation is building that the pair could agree to a peace treaty — in return for denuclearisation measures — and that the withdrawal of US troops might follow.
North Koreans living in Los Angeles had a lot to worry about, even before the Trump-Kim summit was announced.
Los Angeles’ Koreatown hosts the largest population of North Koreans in the United States. But while iving in an area where so many residents also speak their language can make easing into American society less daunting, they can also face discrimination — from other Koreans.
“Some North Koreans, they hide the fact that they’re from North Korea,” says Sarah Cho, founder of an organization that helps defectors start their new lives in the US. She says that while many South Koreans are curious and helpful to newly arrived North Korean immigrants, others can be abusive.
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