Friday, July 2, 2010
Video Fwd_Best Female Rapper in Korea and racism in Korea
* Video thankfully informed by G. on June 30, 2010
Best Female Rapper in Korea (English Subbed) (Video URL)
'This is a story about a girl who's forced to live as a stranger in Korea, enduring racial prejudice. Tasha (korean name- yoon mi rae) is half African American and half Korean. as she grew up, she had a hard time searching for self identity.
Yeah, korea was a sort of narrow minded society colorwise. The situation is getting better though, i think it's still not better enough. feel sorry for her and ashamed for this :( Go Tasha!! U ROCKS!)!' (From the link)
# With shameful feeling, I cannot but think of the ordeal of the migrant workers' in South Korea as well. Please see.
Government crackdown on migrant workers escalates prior to G20
: The government has continued to receive criticism for the violent tactics used and infringements on human rights
July 1, 2010
'An official of the Migrants’ Trade Union (MTU), center, speaks during a press conference held to launch “Cat’s Eye,” a group to monitor human rights infringements against migrant workers during crackdowns in South Korea, June 30.'
"In September 2008, the Justice Ministry said it would reduce the number of illegal migrant workers by 10 percent from the 220 thousand recorded at the time by 2012. In fact, according to Korea Immigration Service statistics from the end of last year, the number of staff hired to facilitate crackdowns has continued to increase, from 20,455 in 2007 to 30,831 in 2008 and 31,506 in 2009. The Justice Ministry said it is currently conducting its first crackdown from June 7 to July 6, but it has yet to determine exactly how many individuals it has arrested."