I hate Koreans — so goes the title of a thread in a forum I accidentally stumbled on. I didn’t bother to add a reply because I know it’s futile to argue with someone on the net. The threadstarter’s reasons?
“Frankly, I don’t have a high opinion of Koreans. They’re arrogant. They’re rude. And they’re so f*cking racist!”
I’ve been in Korea for five years, and I’m pretty sure I’ve met more Koreans than the threadstarter. Koreans are obnoxious? Some are, most aren’t. Arrogant? Some are, some aren’t. Rude? Some are, some aren’t. Fcking racist? Some are, some aren’t.
I’ve encountered some undesirable Koreans but I’ve met more people here who are really nice and helpful, and that’s coming from a brown-skinned Filipina. I’ve also met some Filipinos who are obnoxious, arrogant, rude and fcking racist, but there are more — definitely more– Filipinos who are nice, friendly and helpful. I know I’m using elementary adjectives 🙂
When I was working at a hotel, I had a bully of an Australian boss. I wouldn’t say that all Australians are like him since the other bosses are really wonderful. When I was working at a call center, I would sometimes curse at a few nasty Americans I encountered on the phone. However, all my American bosses at a US-based company I earlier worked at are the best!
My point is it’s really ignorant to make generalizations of one race. (This post is longer but I’d cut it short and I’d make another post of what I previously had here.)