Council of Korean Americans Celebrates Korean American Day with a Landmark Publication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date Published: January 13, 2021
Washington, DC — The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is proud to release a landmark publication, entitled The National Korean American Community: Promises, Perils, and Paradoxes, that reveals current trends and broad developments that are shaping this celebrated ethnic community. Noted political scientist and report author, Dr. Taeku Lee of UC Berkeley, states, “This comprehensive report draws from recent data research and provides a snapshot of the accomplishments, challenges, and complex dynamics that impact Korean Americans today.”
Although highly educated and economically thriving as a whole, this revealing report also contests the myth that Korean Americans are a “model minority” group. The community faces many systemic inequities, including broad socio-economic discrimination and large pockets of poverty, especially among older generations. Many Korean Americans regularly experience racial microaggressions in their neighborhoods and suffer from high levels of substance abuse.
“In addition to detailing the progress and challenges of the community, this important research highlights the critical areas that Korean Americans need to work more intentionally to address, such as actively building bridges with other racial groups and encouraging fellow members to be more civically engaged,” shares CKA Executive Director, Abraham Kim.
This report is part of a multi-year project to provide national and local leaders––as well as civic organizations––with data and trend analysis to help identify Korean Americans’ critical needs and priorities. This published analysis is the first step in this project.
About the Council of Korean Americans:
The Council of Korean Americans is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice, interest, and influence of the Korean American community through education, collaboration, and leadership development.
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Important CKA Webinar: Current State of the Korean American Community
On Tuesday, January 19, at 4:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm EST, join CKA for an exclusive webinar with panelists discussing the key findings of The National Korean American Community: Promises, Perils, and Paradoxes report.
Panelists are CKA’s Executive Director, Abraham Kim; U.C. Berkeley Professor of Law & Political Science, Taeku Lee; Executive Director of AAJC – LA, Connie Chung Joe; and President & CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Linda Lee.
Please RSVP for the 1/19 webinar event here.