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    Street interactions in Koreatown vary depending on the time of day. On weekday mornings and afternoons, crowds are demographically older. Most people are Korean and walk alone, not engaging with each other. The block feel like a passageway, so in addition to Koreatown residents and visitors, some pedestrians walk through Koreatown to get somewhere else. These people usually walk quicker and look around less than those here for food and shopping. In the evenings and on weekends, the crowds are younger and consist of groups of friends and romantic partners. Some of these groups are multiethnic, though the majority are Korean, and most speak English. In general, strangers on the street level rarely communicate. Though Nathan does exercise caution…

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    Los Angeles’s Koreatown is the symbolic heart of Korean American. The Korean cultures have been integrated in American society in different aspects, such as cuisines, beliefs, social services, and cultural events. However, because of language, cultural, and psychological barriers, Korean Americans still struggle with issue and challenges especially in employment and public health. Many cannot surpass the hardships of the glass ceiling, while others have limited access to public health services…

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    experiences that stood out to me the most. I picked Korean culture because I didn’t see anything else I could honestly get involved in. In downtown Los Angeles there are little areas that pertain to a certain culture. Most of them begin with little but for Korea it was Koreatown. Going into this I knew little to nothing about Korean culture. My basic knowledge was based on the divided country. I have seen the very crude movie The Interview that touches on the…

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    1992 LA Riots 1992

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    David Joo, a Korean American gun store owner relayed, “I want to make it clear that we didn't open fire first. At that time, four police cars were there. Somebody started to shoot at us. The LAPD ran away in half a second. I never saw such a fast escape. I was pretty disappointed." (CITATION) In South Korea, the government enforces the young men in the country to enlist in the military for preparation in case of war. These immigrants who had this military experience had formed together their…

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    turmoil towards a certain ethnic group. The people part of this particular ethnic group, tend to want to disconnect themselves from their culture because they don’t want to be viewed as “traitors” or “freaks” ,or they just want to be recognized as human beings who deserve respect. In 1992, the L.A. riots were happening due to the Rodney King Trial. All over L.A. there were loiters destroying buildings. The community affected greatly from these loiters was Koreatown. Koreatown was being…

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    I think it is important to realize that our cultural idea of the “poor immigrant” is less reflective of immigrants themselves (or of the human capitol many of them bring, or their previous structural location), but rather displays the harsh conditions many people meet when they get here. The stereotype is less reflective of them and more reflective of American society. Lastly, I found the comparisons between Koreatown and Chinatown to be very interesting. In the text Koreatown was portrayed as…

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    Seek, and Ye Shall Find? In this article by Victoria Kim, it talks about how many Koreatown parents are organizing meetings with other parents to try and set their children up together. Parents always want the best for their children and when it comes to love, they normally feel obligated to help out, if they can. In the United States, arranged marriages aren’t common, however that doesn’t mean they aren’t seen more frequently in other countries. There are plenty of nations where arranged…

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    explored all of the common misconceptions of the incident to include autopsy results, whether the grand jury will choose to continue with the case or not, the entire reason for Michael Brown being stopped that night, and the huge misconception is that the entire city was rioting (Yamiche, 2014). It was actually only a small portion of the city that was rioting and the rest of the city was peaceful. These misperceptions were perpetuated by the media to add fuel to an already dangerous situation.…

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    family, money, friends, relationships, and things that went beyond the four walls of the restaurant. In doing so work performance improved, turn over rate was reduced to less than 5%, and the unit became one of the top leaders in customer satisfaction in the region, effectively increasing sales by more than 25%. However, I found myself particularly committed in providing counsel or support especially in ways of education and guided those interested in finding ways to continue their education and…

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    is known as the “urban sustainability fix”. As this continues, more and more lower income residents who also happen to be people of color are displaced to the more disinvested areas. The current economic boom in San Francisco and Silicon Valley has shifted the demographics of the neighboring cities in the Bay Area. Regional housing availability and affordability have occurred due to these demographic shifts. Due to the proximity and transit accessibility to San Francisco on the BART system,…

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