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

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    North Koreans living in Los Angeles had a lot to worry about, even before the Trump-Kim summit was announced.
    Los Angeles’ Koreatown hosts the largest population of North Koreans in the United States. But while iving in an area where so many residents also speak their language can make easing into American society less daunting, they can also face discrimination - from other Koreans.
    “Some North Koreans, they hide the fact that they're from North Korea,” says Sarah Cho, founder of an organization that helps defectors start their new lives in the US. She says that while many South Koreans are curious and helpful to newly arrived North Korean immigrants, others can be abusive.

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

Vor 9 Monate
Ashley Lyle
Ashley Lyle

Can u post more on the disappearance of her son

Vor 7 Tage
lassie Marie
lassie Marie

+Madudebro Uchiha I. All fairness you don't shake a lifestyle you have lived in a short time, people here have PTSD from things far less terrifying than living under the threat of death or missing if you dare have an opinion.. This is a Mindset that takes years to loose.

Vor 14 Tage
lassie Marie
lassie Marie

Is it because of fear and lack of trust. So many have family still living in N Korea . To judge people just on that fear alone is wrong.

Vor 14 Tage
NPC 01001011
NPC 01001011

she feels safer in the white man's world than her own

Vor 2 Monate
TALILAH K J Roberts
TALILAH K J Roberts

I actually find that in many other cultures.Some Philippines say they are from Spain,chinnese but they're Phillipinos

Vor 2 Monate
Jay Vous
Jay Vous

the black guy seemed very serious lol

Vor 9 Stunden
Hex oman
Hex oman

Can they not get captured for escaping, and get brought back to nk

Vor Tag
Grant
Grant

I wish the subtitles had a black outline around them. They're kind of hard for me to read > < Thank you for the interview!

Vor 2 Tage
Moriyah Yahoudi
Moriyah Yahoudi

Oh well. I don't care! Just like they all tell us black folks..."Get Over It!" Say something you gentile pagan worshipping heathen's!

Vor 3 Tage
Ria K
Ria K

People are dumb here. Only sees this short interview and just touches the surface asking why same koreans discriminate north koreans? Guys we learned that north korea is our enemy for past years. War against eachother was not finished. There were always threat to south koreans over years. There are so much historic events that made culture. Some others can relate to but some others cant feel same as koreans.

Vor 3 Tage
Nickolas Abbott
Nickolas Abbott

This what war does to peoole

Vor 3 Tage
Ricardo Herrera
Ricardo Herrera

Koreans are the most racist people in this world, even beetween themselves

Vor 3 Tage
Matt Nguyen
Matt Nguyen

When I was in middle and high school. Many of the South Korean kids made fun of me for being “a Dirty Vietnamese” even though I was born and raised in San Diego, California...I’m not surprised that they discriminate against other Koreans. From my experience, Koreans are some of the most intolerable people out there.

Vor 3 Tage
daniel pascal
daniel pascal

They even being racist with their own race

Vor Tag
Patrick Yip
Patrick Yip

Facing discrimination? Go back to North Korea then.

Vor 4 Tage
Ira Williams
Ira Williams

It's because of stories like these and what happened to Otto Warmbier that I want North Korea wiped off from the face of the planet no matter what

Vor 4 Tage
Elmira Jackson
Elmira Jackson

Everyone does BUT WHITES

Vor 4 Tage
George Bryson
George Bryson

I can't take that guy with his ridiculous hair seriously.

Vor 5 Tage
Big- G
Big- G

George Bryson grow up

Vor 5 Tage
irt167 gfh
irt167 gfh

NK charges for healthcare? so much for communism

Vor 5 Tage
We Smoke Bitcoins
We Smoke Bitcoins

you know who else faces discrimination in America... Every fucking person here.

Vor 6 Tage
Pu Yi Hsieh
Pu Yi Hsieh

Koreans can be very cruel and condescending. It always seems like they smell something bad.

Vor 7 Tage
Sonshine
Sonshine

Dude... Koreans are pretty discriminative towards other people in general. They need to get off their high horse. In my experience, it's the American Koreans that tend to be really full of themselves. However, Koreans who just immigrated to the US seem a lot more humble and down to earth.

Vor 7 Tage
KSH2006
KSH2006

You're overgeneralizing.

Vor Tag
GOLDENSPIKE3000
GOLDENSPIKE3000

It's LA anyone who's not rich is treated like a third class citizen

Vor 7 Tage
Joe Mc'Laughlin
Joe Mc'Laughlin

Marge Simpson hairstyle trending?

Vor 8 Tage
Nails Stay Done
Nails Stay Done

Why doesn't she just lie and say she is South Korean?

Vor 9 Tage
Tâm Cao Mai Thanh
Tâm Cao Mai Thanh

That can be hard because of the accent and language barriers

Vor 8 Tage
우간다너클즈
우간다너클즈

Dul Dul

Vor 12 Tage
Yuka OwO
Yuka OwO

okay this is kind of unrelated but this reporter is on point!! He knew some Korean, he had great manners (just look at how he drank his soju and how he received it)! He was a great fit for this video

Vor 13 Tage
Zachary Leatherwood
Zachary Leatherwood

As a non Korean when I go to K Town it feels like a plane trip to another country.

Vor 14 Tage
Tyler Cald
Tyler Cald

imagine escaping that hellhole and then when you try to build a normal life, you're treated terribly. i feel so bad for them.

Vor 14 Tage
Komrad Ivan
Komrad Ivan

Turn on captions

Vor 15 Tage
Whatever
Whatever

💔

Vor 17 Tage
mary shaffer
mary shaffer

Like Japanese during WWII.

Vor 19 Tage
marco
marco

2:23 the host 's hair is tooooo high....

Vor 20 Tage
T J
T J

“Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks” Psalm 137: 9 Dash all christians against the rocks!!!

Vor 22 Tage
UnknownDarkShadow
UnknownDarkShadow

T J Dash you against the rocks

Vor 22 Stunden
lfaktore
lfaktore

Koreans seem to be the most racist of all asian communities...superiority complex maybe...but if it werent for the usa, theyd be fucked... Being Filipino, I get all the bs...but whatever...I got eye lids...

Vor 23 Tage
ginsengjin
ginsengjin

LA Koreans are not the best representatives of Koreans. The immigrants make up mostly of people who have led unsuccessful lives in Korea so they come to US for a second chance and that tends to bring people made up of not the best character of people. Not to mention immigrants that come to the US will face their own discrimination from Americans and have to cope with the formation of a new cultural identity of being Korean-American. Most older Koreans are also disconnected from the political issues in Korea so they're likely to be harsher critics especially when it comes to North Korea (It's easier to have a fight North Korea mentality when they're thousands of miles away in safety).

Vor 23 Tage
George Lackey
George Lackey

only 50 in korea town?

Vor 24 Tage
George Lackey
George Lackey

Learn English or gtfo! Fix your own country there are more civilians than govt.

Vor 24 Tage
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου

Dictators always die, as the Ancient Greek myth of Ardiaeus teaches us, as well as the famous Greek diplomat, poet and Nobel price winner George Seferis.

Vor 25 Tage
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου

These people are coming from such terrible conditions. How dare they!!! Their lives have been so easy, I’d be damned if they could survive in North Korea.

Vor 25 Tage
Charles D' Gomes
Charles D' Gomes

how do people who dont know english come to US is something i never understood meanwhile 2nd world country people who speak english have a hard time coming to US!!!!

Vor 28 Tage
John K
John K

America will never fall into enemy hands America will survive and thrive forever. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Vor Monat
John K
John K

All North Koreans are evil people.

Vor Monat
John K
John K

North Korea must be nuked until there are no survivors.

Vor Monat
John K
John K

North Korea is a threat to all of Asia.

Vor Monat
John K
John K

North Korea and its people must be eliminated and destroyed they cannot be trusted they all must die.

Vor Monat
John K
John K

North Korea is a danger and a threat to the safety and survival of the federal government of the United States and a threat to the American people.

Vor Monat
Roach DawgLoko
Roach DawgLoko

Bro everyone in l.a is facing discrimination smh

Vor Monat
rayne jadis
rayne jadis

Not down playing their discrimination issues but there isn’t really enough of them to have a bunch of issues , and they stay to themselves and also if they think they are experiencing some hate they should try being black ... they should be happy they aren’t black . It’s much worst

Vor Monat
MyMagic LouLou
MyMagic LouLou

It was like my predecessor move into america when things are very scarce in china about communism. They left to another country so they can eat and live well, and they get discrimination in america in return, until we finally get equal treatment from my friends in america. I was thinking it's because our family used to scavenge everything from food to place to live and clothes like we are very desperate without any sense of ethics at all. Well thank god for this generation now, i am able to live normally, have education and job, giving help to anyone i could, and my friends are treat me like equal. Now this cycle of discrimination is north korea defector this time. How to end the discrimination to ones who left from chaos country, that's the real question. Are they asking too much for equality? Did they do something that get discrimination in return? They could contribute to country too.

Vor Monat
Chris Cross
Chris Cross

Why is she here? Koreans are the worst ray cysts , anti- americans! May President Trump send her back to her noble nation, praise Kim Johng Um.

Vor Monat
Alex love
Alex love

I miss Korean and China town in Sacramento it was part of my childhood

Vor Monat
Migi
Migi

Misleading title... 95% is all about north korea itself not L.A.

Vor Monat
Tommy Fugate
Tommy Fugate

Keep living in California really move there are 49 more states..move .or your fault

Vor Monat
Dutch Van Helsing
Dutch Van Helsing

As a limey in LA I watched open jawed at the Korean etiquette on the golf course. I was no existent a they stubbed their fags out on the green. I watched open jawed as they protected their own businesses in the L.A Riots back in 93..

Vor Monat
LeZI0N
LeZI0N

How to avoid this problem: don't go to Korea Town :)

Vor Monat
Howard Henriquez
Howard Henriquez

Oh shit this needs to be on everyone’s tv and phone radio newspaper and mouth no wonder Mother Nature is mad there is no peace!!!

Vor Monat
koko kaa
koko kaa

WHY would they be mean to these people? They didn't get to choose what happened in the war it was their ANCESTORS who did that.....these poor people have escaped terrible conditions only to face discrimination from people who should be trying to help them not put them down.....

Vor Monat
Rivvy
Rivvy

Haven't they been through enough already?

Vor Monat
H2H2 productions
H2H2 productions

they looked the same

Vor Monat
Powers17 Phi
Powers17 Phi

How the hell can they tell the difference?

Vor Monat
Emily Hartman
Emily Hartman

This is very sad... but... why did I find this in a playlist called “Childhood Theme Songs”?

Vor Monat
Master Bait
Master Bait

Interviewing a North Korean with a Silo on your head. That's racist 🤐

Vor Monat
urmila
urmila

The only thing I can say is we all are humans that's what common is the lady it's not her problem she was born there people should treat everyone equally

Vor Monat
T J
T J

Christians believe in talking snakes, 900 year old humans and man survive in whale!! christian god also send bears to murder children!!

Vor Monat
D. Lawrence
D. Lawrence

If humans can so easily discriminate against people who share their culture, appearance, genetic background, etc. there is NO HOPE for humans eliminating racism against people who look different from them. What a pathetic species we are. Evolution f---cked up.

Vor Monat
Surp Nurp
Surp Nurp

*1 View from North Korea*

Vor Monat
Anthony Maciel
Anthony Maciel

Hold on 1 minute. Koreans are beautiful kind caring people. How can you hate that? I feel like sometimes I don't belong in this world. Too much hate and not enough love. That's how I see it.

Vor Monat
roaminhomin
roaminhomin

I'm Korean and I face discrimination from my own kind as well. Keep doing your thing!

Vor Monat
KSH2006
KSH2006

Why are you discriminated?

Vor Tag
쌀맛을껌 - RiceFlavoredGum
쌀맛을껌 - RiceFlavoredGum

I'm Korean!

Vor Monat
ben dover
ben dover

I had a good friend who was north korean when i was younger.great guy went on to serve in the navy.good shit.

Vor Monat
T J
T J

Korean christians are the worst types of people.

Vor Monat
Allen Han
Allen Han

For someone who has been hanging out in Ktown for 12 years. I've yet to meet a North Korean before.

Vor Monat
Siempre Ambie TV
Siempre Ambie TV

wow. Very interesting interview! Thanks 4 sharing!

Vor Monat
Bagus Wisnu
Bagus Wisnu

I'm not surprised with south korean people

Vor Monat
Joshua Huffman
Joshua Huffman

The interviewers hair is so distracting.

Vor Monat
badfoody
badfoody

Leave it to the Asians to be shts to other Asians. I should know. I'm Asian

Vor Monat
patio87
patio87

:88, comon Dexter, do you think people are going to take you seriously with that hair?

Vor Monat
Eddie N
Eddie N

This reporter hairdo is weird and awful. Make it presentable at least, you monkey.

Vor Monat
HanFei
HanFei

The problem with Aisian immigrants that aren't doing so hot in America is that they refuse to blend into the bigger American society and hide in the comfort zone of their own people. By doing this they are forced to live through a lot of the internal struggles of their closed community. American society is way more progressive and inclusive than these closed Asian communities, they'll have to learn to step out and be synthesized into American social culture volunteeringly. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it's the best way for them to net a real life in the States.

Vor Monat
Phillip Chavez
Phillip Chavez

Untrue, they are not discriminated, the only reason why they feel out of place is because they feel guilt, guilt because they left there family and friends behind for a better life , And North Korea sends North Koreans to south to spread lies of hardship or discrimination as propaganda while they hold there families under guard, for the sole reason to have a story that the North is being hated and mistreated

Vor Monat
Lori Touma
Lori Touma

This is very sad. All human life is valuable. Why do people treat others terribly?? It's so sad. Maybe you would learn bravery and love.

Vor Monat
Jens Meding
Jens Meding

What happend to her son now?

Vor 2 Monate
RD D
RD D

Dammm I feel bad for her, I can be her family real talk.

Vor 2 Monate
mrramos _
mrramos _

"people live on grass" what are u guys goats??? srry if u thought that was rude

Vor 2 Monate
qhyz
qhyz

Dexter (the interviewer) your hair looks entirely stupid - this isn't the 90s and you're not MC Hammer. Very unprofessional - typical hipster programming

Vor 2 Monate
Cory Tam
Cory Tam

South Koreans sound a lot like the Japanese when it comes to anyone but themselves...

Vor 2 Monate
dat Pianoguy
dat Pianoguy

> she: talks about seeing lots of people die > camera switches > black marge listening in on that shit

Vor 2 Monate
Tri Huynh
Tri Huynh

4:38 omg this guy is savage 😂

Vor 2 Monate
LifeMusic
LifeMusic

Korea won’t ever initiate a war because if they do, they’ll lose for sure. Yes, thousands or millions may be killed, but in the end, North Korea will be defeated. That’s why he said Korea is simply playing with the USA to BUY TIME. No one wants to start a war of nuclear weapons in this age, because it will destroy everything and set civilization back. The leaders in all countries know that. The reason why North Korea is building nuclear weapons is so that they can pressure other countries and maintain their power.

Vor 2 Monate
George Williams
George Williams

What a shame, I've seen several things on YouTube about life in North Korea and how horribly it's people are treated. And to escape that and still be treated like trash by essentially your own people blows my mind. Who are the true monsters?

Vor 2 Monate
Lazar Sreckovic
Lazar Sreckovic

She's really pretty

Vor 2 Monate
aprilcherrybomb
aprilcherrybomb

I am half Chinese and half Korean. It does not matter, I am always discriminated bc I am not full chinese or full Korean. Or I do not speak chinese or fully speak Korean. Asian people in general are rude to each other and always finds ways to look down on others. It sucks.

Vor 2 Monate
Elaine John
Elaine John

North Korean men want American girls sex organ very much.. Lol.

Vor 2 Monate
Trouve Cetto
Trouve Cetto

Poor woman... She has done wonderful things. I always heard about this discrimation among koreans

Vor 2 Monate
Phil L
Phil L

Don't believe the western propaganda against the DPRK.

Vor 2 Monate
Aaron Kim
Aaron Kim

You would think people would be extra helpful and compassionate towards North Korean defectors... and not trying to take advantage of them or treat them with less respect. Humans can be disgusting.

Vor 2 Monate
Choin Dung
Choin Dung

Becuase Koreans are self racist like any other group. Sirprise surpeise. Bloody leftiist thinking has warped reality. They think we are all meant to surpised. Yes the world is a prejudiced place. Whites bare actually thenleast racist in the entjre world. Wake up people. Wake up white liberal morons your entire worldview is totally wrong

Vor 2 Monate
infamous4141
infamous4141

What are north koreans doing out of North Korea? Plz return these missed and loved Koreans to our beloved korea

Vor 2 Monate
Joseph Sims
Joseph Sims

It will happen any where in the world

Vor 2 Monate
NPC 01001011
NPC 01001011

she feels safer in the white man's world than her own

Vor 2 Monate
Kewl Khid
Kewl Khid

Blacks are facing discrimination in every part of America 🇺🇸 Thier homeland.....🤔

Vor 2 Monate
Holion 7296
Holion 7296

or they could just move to other part of LA where people can't tell they are northkoreans

Vor 2 Monate
2 2
2 2

man this is just wrong and unfair.

Vor 2 Monate
Peace ToAll
Peace ToAll

that is not so kool to treat North Korean defector as 3rd class citizen. - First of all being a NK citizen is not a choice, I guarantee most of will leave their cruelty & iron-grip control gov. if they do have a choice. - Secondly they been through hell already. So we suppose to welcome & luv them more VS treating them as 3rd class citizen.

Vor 2 Monate

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