"If first generation Korean-Americans formed communities in order to help one another survive with their poor English skills, second generation Korean-Americans have come together to 'prosper'."
Having been born and raise in the United States, second generation Korean-Americans have naturally absorbed and internalized American culture. However, they have also been influenced by their parents to experience and absorb Korean culture as well. How can we define this unique hybrid culture?
Second generation Korean-Americans have formed 'fenced communities' in order to share and celebrate the unique culture they have created for themselves. What do they find inside these fenced communities and what kind of culture are they creating? In this episode, we explore various social communities that second generation Korean-Americans have established.
Among the most well-known communities are 'NetKal' - a community of second generation Korean-American leaders who have achieved success in American society, 'IAMKOREANAMERICAN' - a website on which Korean-Americans from across the United States come together to share their life stories, and 'Kollaboration' - an organization dedicated to bringing the Asian-American talents into the mainstream entertainment industry.