TEFL Party Over?
December 10, 2009 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Korean xenophobia is pretty well known, but lately, things are getting worse, "The president of the Association of English Teachers in Korea received an anonymous e-mail Tuesday containing death threats and accusing him of committing sex crimes after rumors of a former member of ATEK were posted online."
posted by pick_the_flowers (14 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: If this is worth posting about, it needs some more background and less editorializing. -- cortex



 
I got a malware warning from Chrome, FWIW.

I actually don't know anything about Korean xenophobia, can you or someone flesh out?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 8:35 AM on December 10, 2009


Woah, my browser freaked out a little when I clicked that link.
posted by billysumday at 8:37 AM on December 10, 2009


It's a bit of a leap from "...received an anonymous e-mail Tuesday containing death threats" to "Korean xenophobia is pretty well known, but lately, things are getting worse".


Nutjobs are everywhere.
posted by ripley_ at 8:42 AM on December 10, 2009


Is this anything like the pediatrician in England who had to flee her home and enter police protection after having bricks thrown through her windows, because people were too stupid to tell the difference between pediatrician and pedophile?
posted by dunkadunc at 8:44 AM on December 10, 2009


Korean xenophobia is pretty well known, but

Yea, you generally shouldn't editorialize in FPPs.
posted by pravit at 8:44 AM on December 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't know much about Korean xenophobia. Have any informational links on that backstory?
posted by reptile at 8:45 AM on December 10, 2009


Also, I'm not sure everyone knows what TEFL means.
posted by reptile at 8:45 AM on December 10, 2009


Korean xenomorphs are the real danger here.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:49 AM on December 10, 2009


Those of us not in Korea need more info to understand why this is a big deal rather than a disturbing regional news item.
posted by ardgedee at 8:49 AM on December 10, 2009


A BAD POST
posted by p3on at 8:50 AM on December 10, 2009


Koreans have very good reason to be scared of spacealiens; they put stuff in your butt.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:53 AM on December 10, 2009


just a sliver: anti-American setiment in Korea, the Hermit Kingdom.

There is a complex layer cake of social, cultural, historical, economical, you-name-it-cal reasons why Koreans (and Korea, the nation) tend toward xenophobia (though they wouldn't call it that or see it as malicious). Sort of shitty to say it that way in the post, though.
posted by peachfuzz at 8:55 AM on December 10, 2009


Needs the (NOT RACIST) tag. OG parens instead of brackets due to the subject material.
posted by Eideteker at 8:57 AM on December 10, 2009


Koreans are notoriously racist.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:59 AM on December 10, 2009


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