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Con flict konflikt n1 Prolonged fighting 2 PsychologyA struggle often unconscious between mutually exclusive impulses or desires v --Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Dictionary 99There is an uncanny similarity between the struggles that minorities have had to deal with since setting foot on the land of the free They share the common dynamics that accompany the experience of reaching for the American dream internalizing the faade of freedom taught in Western education the struggle to transcend the barriers that oppress their people and the struggle to live peacefully among everyone without sacrificing who they are and what they represent One might ask if people usually fight because of differences then why are minorities fighting against each other when they share so many similarities To clarify this paradox Elaine H Kim attempts to explain reasons of conflict between the Korean and other ethnic minority communities and dissect the different interpretations of why such conflict continues to exist in American society There is a reoccurring theme of duality throughout this article Home Is Where the Han Is Elaine H Kim begins by explaining the mental starting point for Koreans before making their fateful trip to America She explains their as history one filled with centuries of extreme suffering from experiences of invasion colonization war and national divide 2 It was because of this torturous past han that Koreans were more than willing to believe in a US-influenced political education and migrate to a land where they believed their human rights would be protected The United States education is saturated with ideas of rags to riches civil liberties and protection and sensationalized television programs that lead to the optimism felt by many minorities which is ultimately dismantled by the hierarchical structure of American society Kim goes on to explain that while
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