links i find vital

where it all started for me! (btw it starts off with like a min of music)
a seoul radio station interview about bssk
a bunch of interviews with black expats in soko
find family on facebook: Brothas&Sistas of South Korea

Saturday, January 01, 2000


----- Original Message ----
From: John
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:16:24 AM
Subject: Hello teacher of English

I just received a contract to teach in downtown Seoul and I noticed yourprofile. What are your experiences as a black woman and what can you say toa black male about the perceptions of Koreans towards blacks/Africans.I read so many negative things about teaching in Korea I want to hear thegood stuff.Sincerely,John
----- Original Message ----
From: english teacher
To: John
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:00:31 PM
Subject: Re: Hello teacher of English

hi john! ignore all the negative. i love it here. the kids are so smart and the people are friendly... for sure i have had some problems here and there, but nothing has been any worse than what i experienced back home. i came to realize that all the negative i heard before i came was from the mouths of white males. of course they're having a hard time, for the first time in their lives, they're not a part of the priviledged majority and they have trouble adjusting. its my opinion that most conscious people of color would fare much better here, we do not let being black (other people's problems/discrimination/ignorace/racism) stop us from doing anything.

when will you come to korea? what school will you be working for? do email me with any questions, i'll try my best to help.

i started a group for black folks in seoul, the url is do consider joining :)

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