WHO ARE KOREANS?
-By Brad Lewis, CKC guest blogger
They brought us Kimchi, killer BBQ, taekwondo, and now… “Gangnam Style.” But who are these Far Eastern folk, known as Koreans? I must confess I am a Caucasian North American, so chances are mine is a sketchy grasp of basic world geography - let alone history. And I am almost certainly a simpleton as to the real cultural distinctions and rich diversity within the once labeled “Orient.” Yet, ironically, there’s more “asian” in my racial title than in the name Korean. Fitting, in a way. For Asian though they are, Koreans have a place, history, culture and yes, style, all their own.