There's this video of a black man attacking these people on a bus in Korea, and he's cursing at them in both Korean and English and just being a total asshole.From what I've read, the issue started because an old Korean person pointed to the seat and said to the black man "niga," which means "you" in Korean, as in "you sit here." He misunderstood it as a racial slur and went off on them.
I hate how videos like this bring out the worst in people, because while I agree that the man was completely out of line and that what he did was messed up, some of the comments on this video are just really awful.
There are a lot of comments like, "I fucking hate niggers," and one of the 'top comments' is:
That's why we do hate fucking niggers. They all have a servile apirit so that they frequently regard other people as a enemy except niggers.
I really want to cry right now. Why do people say things like this? Do you really think making incredibly racist generalizations like this makes anything better? It isn't going to make that man feel worse. It isn't going to make any of the people he's cursing at feel any better. And there are thousands of young black people who are going to read this and either become angry and hostile towards others or become incredibly hurt. I hate how people are just so mean and ignorant sometimes... there is NO reason to perpetuate racism and hatred.
This is so.... argghhh. As a half-black person in Korea, I'm so ashamed of my skin color right now, just by association. When I was little, I hated being black because I knew people looked at me and saw me as one of those types of black people, and I was so ashamed. I feel like I'm 11 again ): I'm suddenly so scared of what people are thinking when they look at me on the streets or on the subway. People staring or pointing at me is nothing new, because although more and more foreigners are coming to Korea, there still aren't a lot of us here, so people look at you kind of curiously... but now I feel like every stare is accompanied by judgement, and that's so scary to me that I don't even want to leave my dorm room anymore...
edited to add: here's the link to the video. forgot about that, oooops: