July 13, 2015
Last weeks Speaker’s Corner was a message for foreigners in Korea, and this week is the big switchero. What is a message foreigners have for Koreans? I think this is an interesting topic because Korea is still quite new to having foreigners living around them.
While foreigners coming to Korea have to learn about Korean culture, there are also a lot of things about other cultures that are new and strange to understand for Korean people. Things as basic as different coloured hair, skin, or eyes can cause foreigners to be stared at by Korean people, even if it isn’t for malicious or racist reasons. As for me, it never bothered me that people stared at me because I always thought of it like, how would I react if someone arrived in my city with purple skin? I might glance or stare at them myself out of curiosity! But I know that this can be a difficult thing for some people to deal with and a lot of people would like to be able to tell Korean people how uncomfortable it makes them feel.
So what are some things you’d like to tell Korean people? Let us know!