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South Korea Tackles Multiculturalism

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South Korea Tackles Multiculturalism

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South Korea Tackles Multiculturalism

South Korea Tackles Multiculturalism

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In recent years, the number of rural and low-income South Korean men who have married foreign women has increased dramatically.

The government and civil society have responded by opening schools to help these "marriage migrants" learn to become South Koreans, and to teach South Koreans the value of multiculturalism.

This represents a jarring challenge to the myth South Koreans have been taught from a young age: that all Koreans are descended from a single bloodline, and that their national strength lies in their ethnic homogeneity.