Black Barbie Chronicles: Stereotypes Alive and Well in Korea Land


Haha!  Don’t you just love stereotypes!   I mean what’s life without al little racist stereotypes.  Anyway, this week’s posting is about some the stereotypes foreigners are subjected to here in Korea Land.  Like any good racist, I have to say, stereotypes come from somewhere! Haha! Just kidding. Anyway enjoy this post and have a good week.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Stereotypes are Alive and well in Korea Land

Yep, Korea is turning me into a racist. I think I was in the closet, but baby that door is flung wide open, and I’m wearing my racist flag loud and proud! You know that certain foreigners have certain reputations. Come on, and it’s not just me! This issue is a little bit deeper than, “ Oh, I learned in school that all Americans are white. Since you’re Black skin, you are from Africa.”

Now, there are certain types of foreigners that have certain reputations here in Korea Land. We all know that the U.S. military has THE reputation and naturally, that has caused a lot of tension between Koreans and anyone who looks like they are from America.

Try not to get your panties all in a bunch about what I’m saying. I’m just basing this on my thoughts, experiences, and first-hand accounts from others here in Korean Land. Not all of Korea is like these. There are, however, a few places where it is hard to for foreigners to live a discrimination-free existence. Places like Seoul and Daegu are really hard due to the heavy US military presence there. Why is it so hard to be discrimination-free? Well, because certain assholes have created this image to Koreans as what Americans are really like.

Now there are some Koreans who are open-minded to know that one person cannot represent an entire country. However, these people are few and far between. I can understand how hard it is not to make generalizations; especially since your country had been pretty much everyone’s bitch for a couple of generations! Naturally, because of the insensitivity, recklessness, and various behaviors of certain foreign jackasses, Koreans are holding some pretty deep prejudices against certain groups of foreigners.

As a result, being a foreigner, it can be hard to get a taxi at night, or the driver may/will overcharge you. It can be hard to get into certain clubs, bars, or business based on the behavior of the fuckers who came before you. You may have a landlord who might not fully trust you based on the jackass who trashed the last apartment rented to a foreigner.

I know, I know, horrible, right? Of course, these things happen in other places, not just Korea. I’m to you, America! I am sad to say that I have personally witnessed activities by foreigners proudly tarnishing an already tarnished image of foreigners. Who am I talking about? Well, I’m talking about these assholes:

  • The US military (mostly Army) jackasses who just want to whore around and party harder than the brothers from Animal House.
  • The loud, Jersey Shore types who drink beer like Probation is coming back tomorrow, and walk up and down the beach showing off their muscles while shouting profanities; the drunk and aggressive type.
  • The bastards who like to sit in Korean restaurants and catcall random women are walking by.
  • The assholes who like to get drunk, start fights in clubs, push other around, and trash random private property.
  • The jackasses who refuse to learn to say “Hello” in Korean, and insist that everyone speak English. If not then the Koreans are is ignorant ones
  • The goody-two-shoes that thinks they are doing “God’s Work” and insist on saving every Korean they come across!

You see these jerks, and all you can do is shake your head and lower it in shame. Shame that you will be judged based on these bastards. When these folks leave, YOU will be the one having to represent your country and your race to be the best ever. That’s a lot of pressure for one person; representing an entire race and country.

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