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Korean student makes bomb hoax to avoid test
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Adventurer



Joined: 28 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

radcon wrote:
Adventurer wrote:
radcon wrote:
Stupid enough to get caught. I guess he wasn't Harvard material after all. Harvard needs to beef up their vetting process for Korean students. Apostilles, AIDS tests, etc etc...



He was not a Korean student. He came to the US when he was in the 5th grade; he's a naturalized citizen. That makes him an American.


At one point prior to the 5th grade he wasn't an American, he was Korean. I guess whatever beauracracy he had to navigate at that time to become a citizen was not effective in predicting this event. He slipped through the system.


I don't think you can put this to him having once being a Korean. I mean when you're in the 5th grade you're 12 years old. And it's not like upper middle class guys from all backgrounds don't pull stuff like that. I don't see the relevance to his his ethnicity except maybe that we're annoyed at how we're sometimes perceived in the ROK. They demonize all of us over every little thing. I don't see the point in doing this for all Korean-Americans.
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Ralph Winfield



Joined: 23 Apr 2013

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adventurer wrote:
radcon wrote:
Adventurer wrote:
radcon wrote:
Stupid enough to get caught. I guess he wasn't Harvard material after all. Harvard needs to beef up their vetting process for Korean students. Apostilles, AIDS tests, etc etc...



He was not a Korean student. He came to the US when he was in the 5th grade; he's a naturalized citizen. That makes him an American.


At one point prior to the 5th grade he wasn't an American, he was Korean. I guess whatever beauracracy he had to navigate at that time to become a citizen was not effective in predicting this event. He slipped through the system.


I don't think you can put this to him having once being a Korean. I mean when you're in the 5th grade you're 12 years old. And it's not like upper middle class guys from all backgrounds don't pull stuff like that. I don't see the relevance to his his ethnicity except maybe that we're annoyed at how we're sometimes perceived in the ROK. They demonize all of us over every little thing. I don't see the point in doing this for all Korean-Americans.


Were did you grow up? My classmates and I were 9 or 10 years years old in Grade 5, and don't almost all Asian-Americans, in particular those of Korean descent, see themselves as merely possessing U.S. passports?
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RangerMcGreggor



Joined: 12 Jan 2011
Location: Somewhere in Korea

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph Winfield wrote:

Were did you grow up? My classmates and I were 9 or 10 years years old in Grade 5, and don't almost all Asian-Americans, in particular those of Korean descent, see themselves as merely possessing U.S. passports?


Uh.. no?
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