* Date : 2019-12-24
Is the country ready to embrace multiculturalism?
South Korea is now undergoing a transformation into a more multicultural society. According to data released by the interior ministry in October, the number of foreign residents in South Korea has now topped the 2 million mark. However, there remain concerns that prejudice and discrimination are still too prevalent in the country. Survey results show a high percentage of Koreans who take pride in their ‘pure’ bloodline and hold a belief that multiculturalism undermines social cohesion. Advocates of multiculturalism on the other hand, believe that immigration is key to solving South Korea’s labor shortages and creating a diverse cultural scene. In this week’s edition of , we sit down with our panel of journalists to learn more about South Korea’s transition into a multicultural society.
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