Korean parents against interracial dating
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.
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. This was problematic, because I am your standard-issue white girl of European descent.Which does not mean that my Caucasian parents were any more accepting of whom their children loved.Such romances offer a window into the society, for they touch some of the most sensitive nerves in the Korean psyche -- relating to national identity, to attitudes toward foreigners and to ideals about the purity of women.'' I'd like to settle down with my girlfriend, and I wonder if her family would ever accept me,'' mused Frank A.
Dressler, a 36-year-old American who has been going out with a Korean woman in Seoul for two years.
Love is the last area where even educated and progressive parents can still openly teach prejudice at home – which is the only reason interracial marriage is still scandalous.