« on: January 03, 2006, 06:06:23 PM »
Does anyone have any information on either of these 1L summer internships? Which is more prestigious? What are the pros and cons of each?
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First, Hell no blacks don't hate Koreans. Now as for the Ice Cube statements, there are liquor stores and carry outs on every corner in Black communities. These are usually owned by Asians. Not to many black folks would own and run a liquor store in there own community. And it is also that the money made in these stores does not go back into Afro American businesses in the community. This does not mean we hate Koreans it just means we are aware of the exploitation of lower income black communities.
Yes, I agree that hate is too strong a word. I believe that blacks and koreans get along just fine, for the most part. I'm just trying to explore this perception of exploitation. Does running a business necessarily mean exploitation? I mean, people dont have to eat at those restaurants. Its not like the restaurant and liquor store owners are forcing people to pay double-price. I equate the word "exploitation" with "victimization", and I dont know if this situation is so extreme. I do believe, however, there are exploitations going on in the ghetto that are far worse and demand more attention. Would you agree? For example, asking a young kid to stand on the corner and blow a whistle everytime a cop comes, then paying the kid money. Is that exploitation? My intention is not to emphasize the negativity, but to redirect the focus onto other issues in hopes of a better society.