Did anyone else hear the NPR "Talk of the Nation" "around the nation" segment about the Oikos University shooting? It aired earlier today: An Overlooked School Shooting and the Korean American Community.
It was a very short interview with Jay Kang, but I'm glad it was done at all. Mr. Kang spoke of "han", the idea of "The Korean Dad", and the stereotyping of Korean Americans and shootings.
I am curious to continue the conversation... I am curious to hear your thoughts and especially the thoughts of our fellow Kimchi Mamas who live in the SF/Oakland area. Were there any memorials? Articles in your local paper(s)?
What was your reaction when this happened? How do you feel about it now? And how do you feel about it now within the context of the Virginia Tech shootings 5 years ago this month? And within the context of the Newtown Massacre?
How do you think this affected the Korea/Korean American community locally? Nationally?
How do you think culture played a part?
(Angie in Texas)
*I purposely did not use the names of the shooters in any the events.