Stereotypes In Korea

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The researcher noticed a common stereotype of Northeast Asians towards Southeast Asian and it was best explained by A. Park. Almost all respondents, including Japan, mentioned this kind of stereotype.
“So eto yung sasabihin ko, kasi uhm may stereotype na pag ang isang Korean ay nag asawa ng Southeast Asian, either yung Korean first son na hindi nakapag asawa, matanda, walang pera, hindi nakapag aral, at nakatira sa bukid. So may steoreotype sila na ganon. So yung parents-in-law ko at first, ayaw nilang mag asawa ng Filipino yung anak nila kasi ayaw nila na isipin ng mga tao na yung anak nila ganon. Yung stereotypical na Korean na nag aasawa ng Southeast Asian. In the same way, sa Pilipinas din aminin man natin o hindi, pag ang Pilipina nag
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Education is very important in South Korea and Koreans really do value their education, which is why many Filipinos flew to South Korea to become English teachers. In the case of the respondents, four (4) out of five (5) became English teachers in South Korea after settling down and two (2) of which were already teaching English before. The discrimination shared by most of the respondents is the difficulty in finding a job wherein they could teach English. Many academies in South Korea prefer native English speakers than Filipinos. It is proven in a South Korean TV show called My Neighbor, Charles where in episode 95 they showed a Filipina-Korean couple living in Seoul. The Filipino woman was working at a call center for foreigners but even though she had a job, she wanted to apply for a weekend job in a kindergarten. She sent over a hundred application forms and those academies that replied will firstly ask, “What is your nationality?” when she says that she is a Filipina, the interviewer will say “Sorry, it is impossible.” After a while, she finally got a call from an English kindergarten and she went there for a teaching demo. After a short while, they informed her that even though she did a great job at teaching …show more content…
Park as they examined TV programs which shows multicultural families. It is the most watched documentary program in South Korea with a record of 13-14% viewer ratings. Although this may seem as a positive thing, the authors noticed how the Korean media forces a permanent image of Southeast Asians. In a South Korean TV program called ‘Love in Asia’, they only feature Southeast Asians who are dark skinned, inferior to the husband, and lower-class foreign brides that are expected to follow the Korean norms. They often project them as poor and exotic. According to Park, Cha, and Lee, the Korean media portrays Southeast Asian wives and migrant workers as such since Koreans view these people as a threat to the ethnic purity and patriarchy. It is their own way of reassuring the society that even though South Korea is becoming multi-cultural, the country still able to maintain their culture and