My family are all black. My grandfather was leaving in the US and came to Korea. Then, my mother was born. People pointed fingers at my mom too. She went to Ghana and married my dad. To be honest, I know that there aren't anyone around me who looks Korean but ever since I was born, I have been living in Korea. Up until now, I'm a Korean resident but people ask me every day 'where are you from?'. I don't even know myself so I begin to wonder why I don't even know my own nationality. But no matter what, I'm Korean.
Right now, they are talking about Park Geunhye's political controversies everywhere. So when I go to school, the male students see me and tell me that if ever Park Geunhye comes with a tank, she'll send me back to Africa.
When I go downtown, people stare at me and if I go with my mom and dad, it's even worse.
We were learning about discrimination at school and I was making a power point about it and the other people just said "so you're gonna talk about racial discrimination?" and everyone looked at me. I don't know English but every day, the kids take my English exam away and go 'everyone~ a foreigner doesn't know how to speak English'
Please, stop giving me so much attention.
The saddest thing is that I thought that I had a really close friend whom I could trust. But she said that she pitied me because of what happened and that I should give up on being friends with her, and ended up ignoring me.
Thank you for reading
T/N: OP made an update saying that she's surprised that her story made it into the featured posts and that she's thankful that people are giving her so much attention and comforting words! She also says that she currently has good friends and spending good time with them! :)
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