North Koreans In Los Angeles Are Facing Discrimination-In Koreatown (HBO)

VICE News
VICE News

“Some North Koreans, they hide the fact that they're from North Korea.” WATCH NEXT on North Korea - http://bit.ly/2BNUuZG

Vor 5 Monate
Madudebro Uchiha
Madudebro Uchiha

The reason theyre not liked in my community , mind you i live in koreatown .. is that they come to our country for a better life to get treated better but end up treating everyone else like the outsiders in our own country or community. Theyre horrible people overall . I had a neighbor that never spoke to me once in the 10 years we lived next to each other . Not because i was looking for a friend , its just that america is not korea and our cultural differences shouldnt be a factor in our people socializing .

Vor 3 Monate
Womp Womp
Womp Womp

How can anyone take that stupid hairstyle seriously

Vor 4 Monate
NKia Collaboration
NKia Collaboration

vic man yes I agree with you. Most, if not all, immigrants face some sort of discrimination. This is not exclusive to any immigrant group. Even I experience discrimination. North Koreans just has another layers where they experience discriminationa from the same cultural group.

Vor 4 Monate
NKia Collaboration
NKia Collaboration

Rathod Sanjay Singh This is Sarah Cho. I wanted to point out one thing. Yes, there are discrimination for North Koreans in LA Korean Community that I meant to address. I would also like for the public to know that it is the South Korean who has been actively involved in helping North Koreans, like myself. :) I meant to point out that there are rooms for improvements in the resettlement process.

Vor 4 Monate
NKia Collaboration
NKia Collaboration

Luis Morales North Koreans that I met did not have a lot of schooling. One of the North Korean that come to our center said she only went to first and second grade because her family couldn't afford all the homework assignment. Her homework assignments were to bring 2 rabbit furs every semester. She had two other siblings and her family couldn't afford 6 rabbit furs every semester. The animal furs were to be donated as the military supplies.

Vor 4 Monate
My Daddy
My Daddy

I'm going to NK to beat the shht out of that fatboy ..who's with me?

Vor 18 Stunden
Donygreene
Donygreene

I’m from South Korea. When i go overseas my local friends in korea often ask me “aren’t there racism out there?” I say “majority of racists are Koreans”

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suck it
suck it

lol just like the mongolian people in Inner Mongolia looking down on people from Mongolia

Vor 2 Tage
Ken Man
Ken Man

How did they get to US?

Vor 4 Tage
Mr.남
Mr.남

이런건 처음보네요

Vor 4 Tage
justin ching
justin ching

the laugh at 4:03 was nice to see

Vor 4 Tage
Make Future
Make Future

Koreans are freaks! I lived in Korea, there are some racists!

Vor 4 Tage
killdezi
killdezi

in your a-anus ?

Vor 6 Tage
Token Black
Token Black

The reporter must've told the barber: "eyo fam, you know the routine, f it up."

Vor 6 Tage
heyitscat0808
heyitscat0808

This is so sad. These people can’t help they were born in such a horrible place. They left for a reason!

Vor 8 Tage
Lie Musica
Lie Musica

Gosh! Did u see how the grandma look at her ? 👿

Vor 9 Tage
Prytam Kevin
Prytam Kevin

Why don’t they kill him as like as bin-laden....

Vor 9 Tage
jennlee21
jennlee21

This is so sad. As someone who is half-Korean its upsetting to hear about south Koreans discriminating against their own people especially after having gone through so much hardship. You would think they would be more sympathetic.

Vor 11 Tage
Jojo Channel
Jojo Channel

Why would Donald Trump cared if illegal North Koreans Crossed over to China when America is running by illegal immigrants?

Vor 14 Tage
Jojo Channel
Jojo Channel

Vice Fake News: Anybody can say any Bullshits like Yeon-mi Park or Shin Dong Hyuk.

Vor 14 Tage
Jojo Channel
Jojo Channel

Korean Political Rhetoric ,hate and fear mongering.

Vor 14 Tage
Jojo Channel
Jojo Channel

They all say they are brought by Chinese or raped and tortured by Chinese.

Vor 14 Tage
Jojo Channel
Jojo Channel

Korean Lies

Vor 14 Tage
Dave Houston
Dave Houston

The 90s is asking for his hairstyle back.

Vor 14 Tage
Lasna34
Lasna34

But Koreans north or south are more discriminated by blacks and Mexicans there Vice/Vox get your bs straight.

Vor 14 Tage
Mari Greer
Mari Greer

I feel like in Philly it's like this also...

Vor 14 Tage
pocket3362
pocket3362

It is so funny to see that this one small video made all South Korean looks so bad towards North koreans.. And I see all the haters here. So sad. You are doing samething to south koreans because you are saying “all” south koreans not just few rude and disrespectful one. Plus , this is not just “South Korean’s issue” it has been all races issue. Stop this stupidity..!

Vor 15 Tage
pocket3362
pocket3362

Well ,Not just NK ppl are facing discrimination. I see blacks, hispanics and whites discriminating Asians too. If we wanna talk about discrimination, than lets not forget that there are others facing this issue too.

Vor 15 Tage
Gabo Prado
Gabo Prado

how they know she is from northkorea???

Vor 15 Tage
pocket3362
pocket3362

I met some North Korean person before.. I am South Korean. They act bit weird and strange because their mindset is bit different than ppl we see through out every country where there is freedom. They are learning everything new because they never had freedom to travel, bank, smartphone and etc. so they act very strange because most of them, it’s their first time dealing with those kind of freedom.So they are in defensive mode and super sensitive because in North Korea there is tons of lies, and ppl lie each other to survive in horrible communist country. (People report each other (who is not fully submitted under their rules) order to survive there) Once upon a time, I was selling Computer, to customer and this person(nk) wanted to buy it. So I sold it to him, letting him check everything that he needs. Later on, he called me back and told me that I scammed him but I never did scammed because I sold him a good and nice working computer. I understand they are coming from low, and old tech lifestyle due to their dictator and poverty, but it was not pleasant experience.

Vor 15 Tage
Ryan Singrossi
Ryan Singrossi

I am so glad that the lady they interviewed stated that it was discrimination by other Asians... I live in LA and if there is one thing I can count on, it is being treated horribly by almost all Asians, especially if they are male, that I come across here. I have only lived in LA for six months. I have gotten to a point where I contacted a friend yesterday and told them if I'm not working and I have to interact with a male Asians in LA, based on my experience in here, I am going to automatically treat them poorly. I don't care if that makes me prejudice. Everytime I try to be nice to someone one of the male gender in the Asian race they are douche bags. Period.

Vor 16 Tage
FoneArc
FoneArc

That's one small and cute looking woman. Just adorable.

Vor 18 Tage
Paul Choi
Paul Choi

It's a korean past time to look down on other people and bump into you and not say excuse me. It's a rare korean that will like you for just being you without status or wealth.

Vor 18 Tage
Michael Oh
Michael Oh

It’s so sad to see the fact that many North Korean defectors are discriminated in South Korea and even in the Korean society in America. Those defectors ran out from their country risking their life to get a better chance to live as a human being. No matter what those people are South Korean not aliens.

Vor 21 Tag
Cora Zhou
Cora Zhou

Yet again another case of Americans being racist fucktards🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

Vor 23 Tage
Sleeky Fox
Sleeky Fox

"King Jong Un should be killed" thats a pretty fucking bold statement

Vor 24 Tage
Loraine Strathan
Loraine Strathan

This is very interesting, I didn’t even Know North Koreans were able to even escape out of their Country. Honestly, they both look Korean too me, why don’t they just say they are from South Korea? And hide it

Vor 25 Tage
Max S
Max S

If you watch the video... their accent gives it away, and South Koreans automatically know they’re from NK...

Vor 23 Tage
Salma Olivera
Salma Olivera

What in the world!! This is so unacceptable... my heart hurts

Vor 25 Tage
SighDown
SighDown

If you shop in L.A's Koreatown, and you are not white or Korean, they look down their nose at you like your money is dirty. That is the most racist part of Los Angeles - hands down.

Vor 26 Tage
Benny D Martinez
Benny D Martinez

愿你从无家可归和饥饿中找到安全和避难所。我作为第一个在美国的国家人民也必须忍受这里的蠢事。

Vor 27 Tage
Cee Gabe
Cee Gabe

ALL HUMANS SHOULD TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT. If racism doesn't feel good used against YOU- DON'T use it AGAINST others.

Vor 28 Tage
CARETAKER OVERSEER
CARETAKER OVERSEER

ARE THEY BEING THREATENED BY BEING EXTERMINATED LIKE THE WHITES WHY DON'T THEY SAY THEY ARE BEING TARGETED A TI

Vor 29 Tage
The Truth
The Truth

Dont sweat it you go anywhere people will hate you, how can they like you when everyone hates themselves?? Just love yourself so you can love others a lil better the haters die from their own hate eventually.

Vor Monat
本刀に村正
本刀に村正

english language does not differ the koreans both north koreans and south koreans are collectively known as "korean" in korean, there is a difference 조선 (朝鮮) = north korea (joseon) 한국 (韓国) = south korea (hanguk) 조선인 (朝鮮人) = north koreans (lit. joseon people) 한국인 (韓国人) = south koreans (hanguk people) even north korean and south korean are different languages. which is why they do not understand each other 조선말 (朝鮮말) = north korean language 한국어 (韓国語) = south korean language there is no single korean word that refers to both koreas. hence this aids in the discrimination. most westerners do not understand that north koreans and south koreans are two different ethnic groups before the split of korea. korean people were called 조선인 (朝鮮人) after split. south koreans changed themselves to 한국인 (韓国人) while north koreans remained 조선인 (朝鮮人) the reason for discrimination is due to a many north koreans practicing juche abroad and this gave them bad stereotypes of being radical communists supporting kim family. which is why north koreans in japan are discriminated against because of ethnic ties to kim family (north korean schools worship picture of kim jong il) however, to dispel stereotypes of north koreans, most north koreans are refugees and do not have any political affiliation (much like bad stereotyping of syrian refugees as radical jihadists) i hope this clarifies everything. i'm a japanese-canadian and some of my cousins are zainichi koreans and i know of discrimination against koreans firsthand i just hope the rich countries provide a safe and secure place for refugees without ethnic discrimination

Vor Monat
hafidzdrew
hafidzdrew

it's worst how 'some' South Korean people treats North Korean defector :( they're family one nation, one language even one history but the leader just make them separated for over 70 years, i mean North Korean citizen isn't deserved to be discriminate because it's not what they want, they want freedom but the leader is not allowing them :( but i've heard some South Korean citizens said like "if we reunification, how much money should we spend to build the part of North Korea". i wish for reunification too because they're family for hundreds year

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Darrly Simon
Darrly Simon

she is real cute

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onlythewise1
onlythewise1

are you kidding me there getting free hand outs all over the place while whites are homeless and cant afford college

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MegaJf16
MegaJf16

I didn't even know there was a Koreatown

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Ally Nichelle
Ally Nichelle

“Feed them well and give them freedom. If you treat them well, why would they ever want to leave?”

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John Semanick
John Semanick

It's a shame that South Koreans discriminate against North Koreans. There are so many places North Korean refugees can live without being judged. They include; Colorado Springs, Boise, Raleigh-Durham, Charleston, Anchorage, Spokane, Ann Arbor, etc...

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Andy Orbet
Andy Orbet

That north Korean woman is so stylish and chic, she looks great in that haircut... I wish her the best!

Vor Monat
Ethan Linton
Ethan Linton

Is interesting to show what the kind of government can do to the people see different. north Korean and China people lack of optimism and enthusiasms and spontaneity(happiness?)

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John Choi
John Choi

I'm sorry but 7000 wons does not equal to USD $1300. Maybe North Korea Won is different though. Edit: Also, Chosun is not fucking Korean-Chinese. Whoever did the translation needs to get their ass fired immediately.

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Exodus Matthew
Exodus Matthew

first of all, how do you maintain your hair? 😑

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born1sucker
born1sucker

Hate on the ideology of North Korean regime, not the people up there. They are Koreans just like their counterpart in the south. Remember, one Germany and one Vietnam.

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HappyLil Shit
HappyLil Shit

Why is this in a childhood theme songs playlist?

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Chu Li Lee
Chu Li Lee

How can they tell each other apart. I mean they are both korean living between borderline. 😒😌😏

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Giancarlo Urbiola
Giancarlo Urbiola

Her story is so heartbreaking, to have go through all that and still face racism on a daily basis.

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Streeter O'Shaughnessy
Streeter O'Shaughnessy

"eventually made her way to las angeles" HOW? also why is it a clown interviewing her

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MR BP
MR BP

Lol, how exaggerated is this..? Ive lived in Ktown for 22 years with friends and families from who came from the north with no issues whatsoever.. lmaoo

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LORDE 2729
LORDE 2729

Koreans have the worst mentality in the world. trust me. of all the asians i met, koreans have the most toxic culture of all. i have seen families give their children plastic surgeries as graduation gifts so that their children have some sort of a added advantage in the looks department when they go for their careers. Koreans are fucking racists. most racist of all asians. Restaurants ignore u and waiters ask my white friends first what they want and literally ignore to take my order or last if they do, and when i asked them wtf why did u take my order they be like, ow sorry i didnt see u and bullshit like that. they despise any shade of color thats not white. they have this toxic k pop culture which promotes superficiality and man there, ma god , man there tries their hardest to look more feminine than masculine. they groom and put on make up like their life depends on how they are perceived by others. it made me sad that s.koreans treat N.koreans so bad when in fact s.koreans themselves are so negative and bad. i have been to japan, even tho they are not as racist as koreans and definitely better at hiding their prejudice against dark skin color , whats worst is that japanese people are the most beta i have seen. they dont have any opinions of their own. they will agree with you on everything and backstab u by talking against u behind ur back. even in japan i faced passive form of discrimination. they come up to my white friends first and take so much interest to know about them. i felt like they talk to me cuz they have to or else it would be rude , least they can do. And china? lol. they are simpletons but like most japanese are also kind but also two faced. they are world class scammers and liers . they will try to sell u things at inflated price. any thing u buy is not even close to what they promise on the cover . overall i think chinese and japanese are like ninjas in hiding their negative stuff from u. koreans are the worst if ur a darkers skin tonned person. The world is open playground for a White tall male . it feels like the rest of us are just side characters and auxiliary to a protagonist which is the white male. huh

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Dali Cordova
Dali Cordova

I bet half the people (or most) that discriminate towards North Koreans don’t even know the history behind it Ignorance smh

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DaanDanx
DaanDanx

4:36 Now that's a person i want to be friends with

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Skylin Janns C
Skylin Janns C

KOREANS, ASIANS IN GENERAL ARE SELF MOTIVATED, SELF SUFFICIENT. THEY COME HERE, THEY WORK AND THEY KEEP TO THEMSELVES. PUERTO RICANS ARE ALWAYS, ALWAYS MOOCHING OFF THE GOVT. TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. MOST WOULD RATHER HAVE KOREANS HERE IF GIVEN A CHOICE!

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aaronjohsonlover13
aaronjohsonlover13

Did ya see the AD for this video.. wtf

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Andrew 82
Andrew 82

Japanese are even worst. Maybe S. Koreans got it from Japan since it is so close to each other. Every country, it seems like the older generation are more racist even in Europe. Racism is a disease and needs to be treated with education that people are a certain way because of there environment. Us is very racist too because we are not educated well.

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mizshgen maholob
mizshgen maholob

Demonizing other people is causing racism. You only know biased history and demonizing Japan and Europe etc. It's causing racism.

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S W
S W

What's with the stupid flat top hair...distracting

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박유민TV
박유민TV

Here in south korea we're supporting north koreans and we hope the best for them 💕💕

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WOlf Dire
WOlf Dire

That's how America is.... A free nation with pride country? Nah.. America is a filled with immature people, they need to grow up because they were born spoiled....... America is fucking country that mess the world up because of their stupid minded.. stubborn head........ However I know good American people who are good hearted but more bad stupid people...

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Gabriel2010 Forever
Gabriel2010 Forever

It’s not fair. They are already been oppressed. They deserve the chance. Thank you for reporting

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Kevin Napier
Kevin Napier

That is tough.

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MK 2109
MK 2109

COME ON VICE!! Do better than this bullshit clickbait headline..

Vor Monat
Adriano Paiva
Adriano Paiva

Heartbreaking. It still shocks me that the international community still allow this atrocity to take place the way it does ..

Vor 2 Monate
Beriadan Eethrehneeon
Beriadan Eethrehneeon

Why would you come to America, Its a s$%t hole.

Vor 2 Monate
Dragan Cvetic
Dragan Cvetic

That is what you get for betraying the fatherland,socialist ideal and the great leader.

Vor 2 Monate
Jay S.
Jay S.

These comments... smh

Vor 2 Monate
Yiliant
Yiliant

I wonder how the North Koreans and South Koreans felt when the African Americans were attacking them back in the 90's.

Vor 2 Monate
Adam Friedmann
Adam Friedmann

I live in Koreatown and speak Korean, and My boss is Korean, and I have even met North Koreans in Korea. I have multiple issues with this story about the city where I live, First, Most if not all Koreans view themselves as a single people beyond political boundaries. I never met a Korean who did not feel this common Identity North or South. They just say I am Korean, and if you are not Korean then you are a foreigner. Their not hiding their nationality since its just not way they distinguish people. The difference is like being an American but from the South with an accent and coming to the west coast and people thinking your a redneck. The discrimination is there but its not an excluding factor making you not American. If you had spoken with people who ran from North Korea during the Korean war in the 1950's and lived here since then you would know this. Secondly, This issue is a social class issue one not a discriminatory one and its not just with North Koreans, but for anyone who comes to LA. If you are a refugee or anyone with no financial support outside your wage you will struggle in Los Angeles where the living expenses are so high gap between rich and poor is huge especially among the freshly arrived Koreans without their family backing them and the established ones who came after the Korean War or have rich family members sponsoring them here. Third, On top of their being like 50 North Korean refugees in a sub city of LA with over 100,000 Korean Americans (Excluding Green Card and Student Visa holders) any North Korean who has family in North Korea will not willing go public with negative information about North Korea or the other hand overtly positively about America out of fear for their family there. Those who do are either too old to care, came with their family when they were young, or have already lost their family. Family relationships very important to Koreans. If you want to see real discrimination and prejudice in Koreatown, look at how many Korean business hire African Americans, or even associate with them. Look at how many Koreans date people who are not light skinned. That is the real taboo in this community.

Vor 2 Monate
Joenel Saracho
Joenel Saracho

So koreans are also racist to thier race thats sad so sad

Vor 2 Monate
Colin Walsh
Colin Walsh

It's the same everywhere. From racism towards rednecks to African tribal violence. Racism is not so much about appearance as it is about culture.

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j p
j p

We all know Koreans are super racist. but man. Even against fellow Koreans?????

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j p
j p

Colin Walsh yeah but North and South Koreans? How different are they? You guys were the same country just 60 years ago.

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Colin Walsh
Colin Walsh

We prefer people like ourselves to outsiders, this is smart, not ignorant. We are a tribal species, like every other product of evolution.

Vor 2 Monate
ItzLouis
ItzLouis

its so sad cus these people are stronger & more resilient than 99% of the american population

Vor 2 Monate
MarTx FinaL
MarTx FinaL

wheres your son?

Vor 2 Monate
stormin norman
stormin norman

thats koreans

Vor 2 Monate
VidaDopxxx
VidaDopxxx

Really strong people 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

Vor 2 Monate
Koussai Ayadi
Koussai Ayadi

well..thats a nice house she's affording to live in LA!

Vor 2 Monate
P D
P D

my favourite reporter from vice

Vor 2 Monate
Capitalist Anonymous Memer boi
Capitalist Anonymous Memer boi

I wish I lived in Ł. A. To help these North Korean defectors

Vor 2 Monate
ヴェルマンデル조아킴
ヴェルマンデル조아킴

WTF In north korea no racism no time pressure ,everyone is comerade ! 동무, 동지 ! More happy life in the north !

Vor 2 Monate
Damnit Bobby
Damnit Bobby

inglish mitha fuca,

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Navi
Navi

The guy who called him a "little punk" because he's older than him is such a mood

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T DUB
T DUB

Dexter got stuck in the 80's . Who would take this guy serious

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Liu
Paul Liu

No doubt about it, my Korean friends don’t even like their own people’s manners !!

Vor 2 Monate
James
James

wow i thought i was the only korean that hated my own race. But yea, i dont make korean friends, always try to avoid older koreans and dont be a part of any korean communities. Even though im full korean myself, i dont like the manners and the attitude of lots of koreans.

Vor 2 Monate
Blue Jay jay
Blue Jay jay

North Korea needs to get rid of their leader Kim Jung Un so that way the people in North Korea can live a good life instead of living in fear all the time, we all know everyone in North Korea is brain washed. When people who are lucky enough to escape North korea and live in other parts of the world, doesn't make them bad people just because of where they are from.

Vor 2 Monate
Strik Ace
Strik Ace

The biggest problem with north Koreans as migrants is the fact that N. Korea is a hostage state. Everyone there will have their loved ones killed if they disobey and everyone snitches on each other. Whenever you have a north Korean immigrant there is a chance it is a spy/assassin, even more so if they have any loved ones left behind. Imagine if your were bordered with an extremist Muslim state for example. You would be worried about every Muslim coming into your country being a bloodthirsty zealot. It doesn't excuse the racism but I hope it help you guys understand that an entire generation of Koreans who had to deal with north Korea almost wiping them off the map in the Korean war are paranoid and afraid at this point of north Koreans in general.

Vor 2 Monate
Mert
Mert

I have the same Problem with Armenians in Los angeles im Turkish if they know that im a turk they insult me

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kim Jong Un
kim Jong Un

Where tf is L.A tell me right now

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Cuauhtemoc
Cuauhtemoc

I've seen those streets

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호떡
호떡

Its alright. She is korean. Hellaa productive and independent

Vor 2 Monate
Donovan Campbell
Donovan Campbell

The North Koreans have already been through hell, can't we treat them with DOD damn respect? Holy shit.

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pearl jamz
pearl jamz

That dude's hair

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Nina Edwards
Nina Edwards

She’s shoplifting in front of the camera?

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Christopher Gonzalez
Christopher Gonzalez

USA has enough space for North Koreans! Hopefully those people can be liberated!

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Raz Ratio
Raz Ratio

Kinda interesting that South Koreans in ktown also have issues with the bangeladeshi community there.

Vor 2 Monate
K T
K T

Hang in there lovely sorry you're experiencing racism and bullshit you've survived so much already. Just enjoy your freedom you'll find your way just keep your head up you're a survivor you've made it to freedom. Unfortunately the USA isn't the best for that.

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