ké cast S2 E2: Jeju's Yemeni Asylum Seekers
South Korean society has long been intolerant of outsiders, but the outrage sparked this summer by a thousand Yemeni asylum seekers on Jeju Island illustrates the depth of the country’s xenophobia.
On this episode of ké cast, Korea Exposé publisher Se-Woong Koo joins host André Goulet to discuss why, despite its vaunted democracy and economy, compassion and humanitarian instincts are in short supply in South Korea.
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Read Se-Woong’s piece: Tyranny of South Korea’s Majority Against Refugees
This conversation was recorded on August 28th, 2018.