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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About the Author

Benjamin R. Young

Ben has a master's degree in history from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. His master's thesis investigated the alliance formed between the Black Panther Party and the North Korean leadership from 1969-1971. Currently, he is applying to PhD programs in the United States. His main interests are Cold War history, Marxism in the Third World, the history of Communism, the radical 1960s, and the Black Power movement. He can be reached at byoun3@brockport.edu

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