I Am Korean American: CULTURE

“I Am Korean American: CULTURE” is the last in the series of 5 videos produced by RKTV.

These videos explores what it means to be Korean-American today.

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?

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

 

“I Am Korean American: Work” is the third in the series of 5 videos produced by RKTV. It explores what it means to be Korean-American today.

 

Many second generation Korean-Americans achieve success through hard work. Their success draws attention not only in mainstream American society, but also in the Korean immigrant communities as well as Korean society. The reason for such attention is the fact that they are Koreans, that is, foreigners, in the land of America.
This translates into saying that there are many obstacles that Korean-Americans face and must overcome in order to be successful. What are the main criteria that second generation Korean-Americans consider when choosing their career paths?
Do they choose to become lawyers or doctors in order to please their parents and acknowledge the sacrifice they have made over the years? Or do they choose to pursue a dream of their own? Also, what are the biggest struggles they face as they pursue the career path of their choice? Are these struggles unique to Korean-Americans?
In this episode, we explore the ‘core realm’ of the lives of second generation Korean-Americans, their professional world.

Many second generation Korean-Americans achieve success through hard work. Their success draws attention not only in mainstream American society, but also in the Korean immigrant communities as well as Korean society. The reason for such attention is the fact that they are Koreans, that is, foreigners, in the land of America.

This translates into saying that there are many obstacles that Korean-Americans face and must overcome in order to be successful. What are the main criteria that second generation Korean-Americans consider when choosing their career paths?

Do they choose to become lawyers or doctors in order to please their parents and acknowledge the sacrifice they have made over the years? Or do they choose to pursue a dream of their own? Also, what are the biggest struggles they face as they pursue the career path of their choice? Are these struggles unique to Korean-Americans?

In this episode, we explore the ‘core realm’ of the lives of second generation Korean-Americans, their professional world.

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