Being African in the Pure-blooded, Juche Republic

In North Korea, Juche might have been acceptable in the 1980s, but being a bright African student wasn't
March 13th, 2013
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Artwork by NK NEWS illustrator Cammy Smithwick

In part two of our special three-part series featuring Aliou Niane, a Guinean who studied at Wonsan agricultural college in North Korea from 1982-1987, we take a look at the institutionalized racism of the North Korean state and the ways in which this ethnocentrism-cum-racism affected the lives of

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Benjamin R. Young

Benjamin R. Young has a bachelor's and master's degree in history from The State University of New York, The College at Brockport. He will begin his PhD studies in modern Korean history at The George Washington University in Fall 2014. He has studied the Korean language at Geumgang University in Nonsan, South Korea and with the Pyongyang Project in Yanji, China. 

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