Please don't romanticise the fact that 'they could have done great things' because that society was not going to give them that chance. My mother would have had a dismal future had she stayed in Korea, being amerasian. It isn't a matter of 'America Knows Best.' Her grandmother recognised that, which is probably why she made the request for her to go to the states. Given the circumstances at the time, it was the best option.
Yes, that's all you saw. You haven't seen all the other Amerasians, especially the mixed black ones, in the Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. Asians are very exclusive, what many would say racist, in that they do not believe in mixing at all. Still today, in China, very little tolerance for race mixing, and blacks are worse off. Japan is only slightly more tolerant, but overall, they are more racist than another other race but Jews.
My mother is Amerasian. Born in Korea. She came to Canada when she was 6 and she too had a very loving and wonderful family over in Korea. My grandma decided to send her away because there wasn't a school that would educate an amerasian kid past 6th grade. Please do some research as to what the lives of Amerasians in Korea were like before you make the claim that she had a future in Korea. Secondly, check your privilege. That isn't the way racism works.
I suggest you do some research on how mixed children, especially the ones born to GI fathers and Korean mothers, are treated in S. Korea. Obviously, things are getting better but in the past, racism was so severe they couldn't go to school.
Americans, always thinking they have to "rescue" the rest of the world. All I saw in this video was a very well adapted and happy child, surrounded by family, with talent for leadership who could have grown up to do great things in Korea, seduced by the idea of America, where like anywhere else in the world, the amount of racism you receive is the amount you yourself permit. I personally feel offended by America's attitude and long for the day when they learn to mind their own business.
Why is it assumed that she could only do "great" things if she was in the US? She is brilliant, and that brilliance and confidence she owes to her grandmother...her korean grandmother. Why would it be assumed that she wouldn't be able to do "great" things in her home vilage? Obviously, she is smart and has an influencial personality. She couldv'e grown up to be someone who CHANGED the way koreans view amerasians.
That really smart girl could have really contributed to the society that she was from. But we stole her "for her own good". Removing these individuals is a short sighted response to the problems they encounter in that society. In the bigger picture, you should respect the intelligence of a society to find they're own appropriate solution to the issue.
Guys, this guy did something awesome and great! Why are you guys all complaining? Natasha is happy now. She has a family, is married and has a family of her own. I just don't get why you guys are being so negative about this.
I'm Korean and not at all discomforted. However I don't think Natasha was "rescued" by any means. Rather she was given an opportunity to be happy in a different country with a new family. She looks happy to me and that's all it really matters!
I'm glad Natasha seems to have a happy life now. But I can't believe the ignorance of some of the people here. Yes, Amerasians have experienced discrimination in Korea. Yes, I'm sure it was pretty bad at times. But do you realize the physical and psychological abuses countless Asian American children have had to endure right here in the U.S.? Especially in the South and Midwest? It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant many White Americans are about the experiences of minorities in this