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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Judge by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.

What if the shooter had been caucasian?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18178194/site/newsweek/

Comments on this article.


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Quote:
wrote one unnamed commentator on the Sepia Mutiny blog.

I don't think there's much to worry about here.

One turd on a blog that no one has ever heard of does not constitute much of a backlash.


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

My roommate, Jun, is Korean, and besides a few jokes between him and his AF buddies there has been nothing. He feels that his country has been dishonored by that madman, but as far as a backlash...nope. I really can't see why there would be either.

Luke


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Way to go America, let's have a repeat of the Muslim harassment after 9/11.  Yeah sure


Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

I don't think there will be a backlash. Vietnamese were worried when that Hmong guy killed all of those hunters a couple of years ago in Sawyer County, but nothing happened.

User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Korean Americans Fear Backlash

It's normal and human ! it will take some time to forget,just see what's happening to Arabs and Muslims in general


Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

why do americans always do that? i dont understand that.....thats just stereotyping the whole korean community


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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 7):
why do americans always do that?

Please read:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 7):
i dont understand that.....thats just stereotyping the whole korean community

Not to be offensive, but as an American, you just stereotyped me. I don't think that this is really a big deal, because no one I've talked to has seen any credibility to a backlash.

Once again, I don't want you to be offended by what I've said, but I don't think it's much of a problem.


User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 8):
Not to be offensive, but as an American, you just stereotyped me.

Hehe ! nice one and very true ! how fast you are giving facts Halcyon !


Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

There are updates to the story in: Shooting At VA Tech (by FriendlySkies Apr 16 2007 in Non Aviation)

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2):
Quote:
wrote one unnamed commentator on the Sepia Mutiny blog.

I don't think there's much to worry about here.

One turd on a blog that no one has ever heard of does not constitute much of a backlash.

Tend to agree. A couple of idiots out there will likely lose their minds (Westboro Baptist Church type idiots) otherwise, I don't see it.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 4):
Way to go America, let's have a repeat of the Muslim harassment after 9/11.

Not that I agreed with the Muslim harrassment post 9/11, but if you're comparing the two, might I suggest the following: Apple/Oranges = not the same.  sarcastic 


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 4):
Way to go America, let's have a repeat of the Muslim harassment after 9/11

You silly sot. Apples and oranges. You can't compare a plot orchestrated and carried out by a band of looney Arabs over a period of several months to the actions of a single person.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Cho had been in the United States since he was eight years old. He was a resident alien, not on a travel or student visa. His parents reside in Virginia. I wonder if he even had an accent to his speech. As far as I can tell (which is mostly speculation, but what isn't on this board?) he was Korean only in physical features. He was probably as American as just about anyone else on that campus.


Up, up and away!
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 8):
Not to be offensive, but as an American, you just stereotyped me.

i also stereotyped myself.....



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 14):
I wonder if he even had an accent to his speech.

His voice reminds me of a hearing-impaired person speaking.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

This guy grew up here in the States. He's more Apple Pie and Chevrolet than Kimchi and Hyundai.

[Edited 2007-04-19 02:19:18]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 14):
Cho had been in the United States since he was eight years old. He was a resident alien, not on a travel or student visa. His parents reside in Virginia. I wonder if he even had an accent to his speech. As far as I can tell (which is mostly speculation, but what isn't on this board?) he was Korean only in physical features. He was probably as American as just about anyone else on that campus.

My kids attend a majority Asian High School in California and from my experience I can say he lived in two worlds. Most likely he spoke English without an accent but was also fluent in Korean. If he wasn't such a loner and if there were sufficent number of Koreans in his high school, the vast majority if not all of his friends would likely be Korean. From my kids high school experience I can say almost all the kids self segregate, between Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians and whites. The only ones who cross ethnic boundries are usually on the football team, or are Video Gamers. His parents if they were typical Asian probably pushed him to excel beyond his abilities, and he may have cracked. An English major is somewhat unusual for most Asians (at least the ones coming from my kids high school) and I could imagine that would cause problems with the parents. If he had went to my kids high school he would feel as much Korean as he does American, if he went to a High school without any Koreans he might feel very isolated. Koreans in Korea feel very sad about this event because you don't stop being a Korean if you have Korean Parents. Korea is a nation, a culture and a race of people all rolled into one such that a first generation immigrant Korean child will always remain a Korean.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 18):
Koreans in Korea feel very sad about this event because you don't stop being a Korean if you have Korean Parents. Korea is a nation, a culture and a race of people all rolled into one such that a first generation immigrant Korean child will always remain a Korean.

But Koreans don't go around shooting up schools with guns, do they? Sadly this scenario is becoming as American as apple pie.



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 19):
But Koreans don't go around shooting up schools with guns, do they? Sadly this scenario is becoming as American as apple pie.

There really is no difference between races of people. Every race has crazy people that will kill at the drop of a hat if given access to a gun. Please read about the Woo Bum-kon massacre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo_Bum-Kon


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2):
I don't think there's much to worry about here.

One turd on a blog that no one has ever heard of does not constitute much of a backlash.

 checkmark 

We're always going to see morons on blogs regardless of the issue. I don't see this "backlash" going much further than that. Hell we have the WBC out there lashing against the victims for heavens sake.

I doubt Korean-Americans have much to fear over this.

Most are well aware that race/ethnicity had nothing do to with what happened. A deranged, mentally ill asshole did.

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 15):
i also stereotyped myself.....

Just to be clear - by saying this are you retracting your previous statement?



-NWA742


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 9):

Hehe ! nice one and very true



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 15):

i also stereotyped myself.....

Just to be clear, I think that this whole thing is fairly ridiculous and out there...but, I also think that stereotyping like this (Koreans or Americans) is being unfair.

But I see from what you are saying now that it was actually not in seriousness, or at least you don't believe it?

Anyhow, good day all.

Lucas


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13088 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

I doubt that there will be a backlash against Koreans in the USA for Cho's act. There is plenty of ignorance, prejudice and stereotyping Koreans (and other Asians) by others they have to face in other ways from their food, their culture, the ability to drive and so on, so I don't think it will make things worse. Mental illness crosses all ethnic and racial groups, and Cho's acts will be seen in that context.

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1381 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 23):

well ya, meant to edit the post, but it was just a question, wasnt really tryin to stereotype anybody, sorry 'bout that



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1345 times:

I'm half-Korean...should I be worried?  Yeah sure

My wife did ask me "What's with you Koreans?!?", she remembered that deranged Korean who started a fire in Daegu's subway and killed 200 people a few years ago...



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting N229NW (Reply 24):
Sad that anyone should feel that one person's action--or 40 people's actions, or 100 people's actiions--should be held against a whole group.

I completely agree.

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 26):

Don't worry about it. I sometimes worry about my reading comprehension skills anyhow.  Wink


25 Jetjack74 : Well #1, anyone who might "take out anger on Koreans" probably couldn't tell a Korean person from Chinese person. #2 Clear-thinking individuals(which
26 TIA : It's not just Americans. In fact, if anything, stereotyping is less prevalent in the US than in other countries/nations.
27 Agill : That kind of thing hapens in any country. Just remember what happened in Holland after the van Gogh murder.
28 MaverickM11 : What backlash? This article doesn't even mention one meaningful incident. I think this is creating a story where there is none.
29 EWRCabincrew : One f***ing a** SOB does not constitute a blanket generalisation for the majority. Never has, never will. It's an unforunate side affect of it, though
30 Jaysit : People will boycott kimchi. Good. More kimchi for the rest of us!
31 EWRCabincrew : Mmmmmm. Kimchi. Good food. Can't get enough of it.
32 Fumanchewd : Or maybe we'll just call it Freedom Cabbage.
33 LTBEWR : While we worry about backlash of Koreans due to Cho's massacre (and in an above post, I discussed that it should be de minimus), the media was reporti
34 Jaysit : Quite possible. But once again, being the subject of racial taunts as a child doesn't a mass murderer make. Its probably a combination of social fact
35 Post contains images Foppishbum : Not just Americans. . .I'm Taiwanese with a little bit Japanese blood. Someone random on campus asked me if I were Korean. When I answered him no, I'm
36 Post contains images Fumanchewd : Not to be offensive, but that is correct. Did he say it in a derogortory manner? Was he wearing a button that read "Bomb Kaohsiung!"? I'm just saying
37 Post contains images Foppishbum : I'm not too upset about that and of course I know what he said is true . The only thing I am annoyed about is his tone. . .very blunt sarcasm. But oh
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