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Discussion in 'K-POP' started by Nebula_Star, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Nebula_Star

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    so the “Jimin racism” thread has exploded about his use of the term kkamdoongie and as a Korean speaker, I would like to explain as I’ve now done several times in that thread. Ik it’s long but it’ll clear up a lot of things

    Kkamdoongie literally means “black person”. As in the color black.
    When using a dictionary, you can see it does mean “n*gger”
    However, y’all are too quick to argue and didn’t wait for the page to load one more second
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    Now what was Jimin talking about before he used the infamous word? Jungkook being tanned. Case rested

    But, if used in any other case than skin color, it is a racist term
    There is no word in Korea meaning “tanned” and since being pale is the ideal beauty, they use the extreme opposite end to describe anything other than pale (white)

    Now I’m not denying racism against blacks exists in Korea. Unfortunately, it does. But it tends to be with the older generation since they had limited knowledge about Africans/African-Americans which was often based on western movies they watched which usually depicted blacks as gangsters.
    Nowadays it has gotten much better and you can see it in street interviews as well. There’s a black singer in Korea who is very famous. He sings in Korean
    The racism against blacks may also be due to their skin color as it goes completely against the “ideal beauty” but hopefully it improves as it’s still a problem

    So basic summary, when the word “black” is used to describe someone, if it is referring to their skin color it is not racist. And unfortunately racism does exist in Korea as it does in every other country
     
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    culture in other countries are completely different.


    of course there are racist koreans, as there are racist africans, europeans ect ect

    it's absurd that you even considered saying that all koreans are racist.
     
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    lol
     
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    Are Americans racist?

    The British? Australians? Japanese?

    Every race and country has their own share of racists. Doesn't mean though that everyone of that race or country are racist...
     
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    Is this a fact or a question?
     
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    I'm sure there are many Koreans
    However in this situation I don't think jimin was being racist
     
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    I’m not saying all Koreans are racist lol. I’m going off the Jimin thread where veryeone was assuming as such
     
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    I like to generalizing things to make my life easier and make my points more convicent. But in this case i think people are just overreacting as always, and by people i mean kpop fans.
     
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    As a fellow korean i agree.
    Kkam means black
    Nice to see a fellow korean. Lets talk some time kay? (In english lol)
     
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    Did you even read what I wrote?
     
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    If y'all think Koreans are bad you haven't seen Trump's America
     
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    What even happened idek what everyone's talking about
     
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    Jimin said kkamdoongie to describe Jungkook and everyone freaked out that he’s racist because the dictionary says it means a racial slur. They didn’t wait for the page to finish loading....
     
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    Preach
    I live in America and racism is still living and active.
    Sigh.
     
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    I wouldn't necessarily say they are racist. I just think they have colorism issues.
     
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    oh my god finally a fellow korean ! hi !
     
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    Jimin was not racist and this is all I know...
     
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