Thursday, December 14, 2017

S. Korean Chicken Joint Named “Blackies” Accused of Racism

Via Billy

Black caricatures are surprisingly — or perhaps unsurprisingly — often used without critical discretion in South Korea, deployed as a comic relief on television shows, in K-pop, and most recently, a restaurant selling spicy braised chicken. 

On Dec. 7, a software engineer from Louisiana was coming out of a subway station in Suwon, a city directly south of Seoul. His eyes caught the signboard of a restaurant called Kkamdis — literally, “blackies.”

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