THOUGHTS AFTER THE HORROR AT VIRGINIA TECH
Adrian, a fellow board member of The Mirae Foundation, has an op-ed in The Washington Post today. Spot on. I agree with his take and a bit embarrassed by the South Korean President, South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. and first-generation immigrants apologizing for Cho's actions. It's awkward and seems misguided to me as an American.
On the other side, I understand from their perspective since they are a people with strong nationalistic thinking and the initial emphasis by the U.S. media that Cho was South Korean. Anyway, here is Adrian's piece:
Koreans Aren't to Blame
By Adrian Hong
Friday, April 20, 2007
Monday's events at Virginia Tech were tragic. As our nation mourns, countries around the world continue to send condolences and words of encouragement to the American people.
Included in the aftermath of these shootings has been the response of Koreans in the United States. Many first-generation immigrants, part of a diverse and vibrant community, have taken it upon themselves to apologize for the actions of gunman Cho Seung Hui, citing a sense of collective guilt and shame simply by virtue of a shared ethnicity. (full article)
Also Dinesh D'Souza, one of my favorite policy wonks, has a good blog post, "Where Is Atheism When Bad Things Happen?"
Chuck Colson wrote a good article called, "Something Horribly Wrong"