Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech

There is a lot of concern in Korea about the Virginia Tech shootings, given that the shooter was Korean. The other teachers and I have addressed the situation in a few of our classes. In general, our students say they are ashamed about what has happened. Some students expressed concern that Bush would want to attack Korea and that there would be negative political consequences. Others were worried that Koreans in America would face discrimination and would need to leave Korea. We tried to reassure them that the American public and the press are not angry with Koreans or with South Korea...


Blogger JaneM said...

It is deeply disturbing to me that these children worry that Bush would want to retaliate - the U.S. has become a bully to the rest of the world.

8:48 AM  

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