Contributions of Koreans to America

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    Seriously. Let's hear 'em.
     
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    Art and design

    Frank Cho, comic book artist (Spider-Man, The New Avengers), writer, and co-creator (Liberty Meadows)
    Peter Chung, animator, creator of cult animated TV series Æon Flux
    Doug Juhn, art director, visual effects concept art, montage design (Elektra, Daredevil, Superman Returns, Friday Night Lights)
    Jin Kim, senior creative designer at Toyota's CALTY design studio in California; lead designer of the Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Scott Kim, puzzlemaster, artist, computer game designer
    Jae Lee, comic book artist (Namor the Sub-Mariner, Inhumans)
    Jim Lee, best-selling comic book artist (X-Men, Batman, Superman) and co-creator (Gen¹³, WildC.A.T.s); co-founder of Image Comics
    Lela Lee - actress and cartoonist, creator of the comic strip and animated cartoons Kim, the Angry Little Asian Girl and Angry Little Girls
    Nam June Paik, Korean-born artist; father of Video Art
    Andy Park, comic book artist (Tomb Raider, X-Men)
    Tommy Yune, comic book writer/artist (Speed Racer, Robotech) and anime director (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)

    Business & Economics

    Jason Chon, CEO of Locus Telecommunications, Leader of the Board, former International Sales Manager for Samsung Electronics.
    Wendy Lee Gramm, economics professor, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and wife of former Senator Phil Gramm
    David J. Kim, CEO and founder of C2 Educational Center, and son of martial arts grandmaster and star of the cult classic movie "Master Kid" Bobby J. Kim.
    Dow Kim, Executive Vice President and President of Investment Banking and Global Markets (Merrill Lynch)
    Lucas Roh, CEO and Founder of Hostway Corporation
    Chong-Moon Lee, Chairman of AmBex Venture Group, Founder of Diamond Multimedia
    Sung Won Sohn, CEO and President of Hanmi Financial Corporation, former Chief Economist of Wells Fargo & Co.
    Brian Chung, CEO and President of Frontier Logistics Services
    Jemo Kang, Founder and President of Princeton BioMeditech Corporation

    Entertainment

    Philip Ahn, actor
    Brooke Ashley, adult film actress
    Nicole Bilderback, actress
    Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, author, video/filmmaker
    Henry Cho, comedian-actor
    John Cho, actor who appeared in the American Pie franchise and as star of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. He is also a singer for the group called Left of zed
    Margaret Cho, comedian and former star of the television sitcom All-American Girl
    Janet Choi, cast member of MTV's the Real World, Seattle season.
    Alexandra Bokyun Chun, actress, filmmaker
    Daniel Chun, writer, co-producer (The Simpsons)
    Gene Hong, producer, writer, and actor on Wild 'N Out
    Joseph Kahn, music video and movie director
    Sung Kang, actor (The Motel (film), Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
    Daniel Dae Kim, actor
    Johnny Kim, a film actor, producer and director
    Michael Kim, sportscaster on ESPN television
    Yunjin Kim, actress
    Bobby Lee - comedy actor for MADtv
    James Kyson Lee, actor
    Lela Lee - actress and cartoonist
    Lucy Lee, adult film actress
    Sung-Hi Lee - model who appears mostly in soft-core nude photoshoots
    Meg Frampton, musican, older sister of Dia Frampton
    Dia Frampton, musican, younger sister of Meg Frampton
    Will Yun Lee, actor (Die Another Day)
    Masuimi Max, fetish model, contestant on Fear Factor
    Leonardo Nam, actor (The Perfect Score, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
    Dennis Joseph O'neil, model and actor
    Nina Oh, singer/dancer (Superstar USA)
    Ho Sung Pak, actor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Linda Park, Korean-born actor (Enterprise)
    Steve Park, actor (In Living Color)
    Soon-Yi Previn, actress; wife of Woody Allen; adoptive daughter of Mia Farrow
    Lindsay Price, television actress
    Phillip Rhee, actor (Best of the Best movies), Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido master
    Eddie Shin, actor
    Mia Park, adult film actress
    Mia Smiles, adult film actress
    Minka, adult film actress
    Brian Tee, actor (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
    Samuel Yang, model, actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, dancer, cartoonist
    Natasha Yi, model
    Jordan Young, adult film actor
    Johnny Yune, comedian/actor (They Call Me Bruce?)
    Karl Yune, model and actor (Memoirs of a Geisha, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, brother of Rick Yune)
    Rick Yune, model and actor (Die Another Day, The Fast and the Furious)

    Journalism

    Juju Chang, ABC News anchor and reporter
    Liz Cho, ABC News anchor and reporter
    Sophia Choi, CNN Headline News anchor
    James Kim, Former senior editor at CNET.
    Lee Ann Kim, anchor and reporter for KGTV and executive director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival
    Michael Kim, ESPN anchor
    Corina Knoll, Senior Editor of KoreAm Journal
    K.W. Lee, founding president of the Korean American Journalists Association
    Janice Min, Editor-in-chief of US Weekly magazine
    Alice Rhee, NBC News producer
    Suchin Pak, MTV News anchor and reporter

    Literature

    Leonard Chang, American-born writer
    Heinz Insu Fenkl, author
    Nora Okja Keller, author
    Richard E. Kim, author
    Chang-Rae Lee, author
    Don Lee, author, editor of Ploughshares literary journal
    Linda Sue Park, American-born author; winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard
    Therese Park, author

    Medicine and Public Health

    Howard Choi, a spinal cord injury specialist
    Jim Yong Kim, Francois Xavier Bagnoud Professor Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and former Director of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization
    Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health and former Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health.

    Music

    Ahn Trio - Juilliard-educated classical music trio, featured in print and television ads for Gap
    Amerie - R&B singer-songwriter/actress
    Sarah Chang - violinist
    Joe Hahn - founding member of alternative rock band Linkin Park, multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winner
    Sumi Jo - South Korean operatic soprano
    Crystal Kay - J-pop (Zainichi Korean) singer
    Soovin Kim - Violinist from New York City.
    John Myung - Bass guitar player of progressive metal band Dream Theater
    Karen O - lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Lena Park - R&B singer
    Mike Park - ska and punk musician, founder of Asian Man Records
    Susie Suh - singer-songwriter, signed with Epic Records
    Tablo of Epik High - rapper based in South Korea.
    Taebin of 1TYM - R&B singer based in South Korea.
    Brian Joo of Fly to the Sky - R&B singer based in South Korea.
    Daniel Henney - Model, Actor, Singer in South Korea
    Tim - R&B singer based in South Korea.
    Seung-Joon Yoo - R&B singer kicked out of South Korea
    Priscilla Ahn - Alternative/Folk Singer
    Mickey Yoochun of TVXQ - Singer in South Korea
    Todd Park Mohr - lead vocals/guitars/keyboards/saxophone of Big Head Todd and the Monsters

    Politics and government

    Michelle Park Steel, California State Board of Equalization, elected to represent 8.5 million California taxpayers.
    John J. Choi, Saint Paul City Attorney, appointed by Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (D) in January, 2006.
    Jun Choi, Mayor of Edison, New Jersey
    Dr. Steven Choi, Irvine, California City Councilmember and candidate for California State Assembly
    Judge Herbert Choy, appointed to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and first Asian American appointed to the federal bench.
    Shinae Chun, Director of the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor (George W. Bush administration)
    Hoon-Yung Hopgood, member of Michigan State House of Representatives, first Korean-American elected to public office in Michigan
    Harry Kim, Mayor of Hawaii County
    Jason Kim, Councilman (D) of Palisades Park, New Jersey, the first Korean-American elected on the East Coast of the United States (2004).
    Jay Kim, former Republican Congressman from California
    Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale Law School and former Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration.
    Sunny K. Park, Georgia, Secretary & Treasure; Georgia Ports Authority, former member of The White House Commission on Asian Americans. SunnyPark.com
    Paull Shin, Washington state senator; Korean adoptee
    John Yoo, conservative Berkeley law professor and former Deputy Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice
    Sam Yoon, Boston City Council member (2005-present), first Asian American to be elected to the position
    Art Yoon, Mayor of Hermosa Beach, California, April 13, 2004 - January 25, 2005
    Wendy Van Horne, 2006 Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Massachusetts Lt. Governor.

    Religion

    Hae Jong Kim, Bishop of the United Methodist Church

    Science and technology

    Jung-Hoon Chun, MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Suk Ju Hong, chemical engineer, BS, MS & Ph.D from Seoul National University, retired from Kodak, who invented and pioneered laser digital printing plate process. He is the grandson of Hong Jin (to become citizen).
    Albert L. Kang, President of University of California, Irvine
    Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, Chancellor of University of California, Merced
    Jeong H. Kim, President of Bell Labs
    Benjamin Lee, theoretical physicist
    Hae-Seung (Harry) Lee, MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Mark L. Polansky, NASA astronaut.

    Sports

    Toby Dawson, Olympic skier. He won the bronze medal in men's freestyle skiing at the 2006 Torino Games.
    Marcus Demps, American football player
    Will Demps, American football player
    Christina Kim, professional golfer
    Kevin Kim, tennis player
    Jeanette Lee pool player, nicknamed "The Black Widow" for her tendency to wear black
    John Lee, football player
    Sammy Lee, swimmer, first American-born Asian Olympic gold medalist
    Naomi Nari Nam, figure skater
    Richard Park, a Korean-American NHL player
    Jhoon Rhee, Tae Kwon Do master and entrepreneur
    Dawn Riehl, Bodybuilder and powerlifter.
    Terrmel Sledge, MLB player
    Hines Ward, football player, MVP of Super Bowl XL
    Michelle Wie, professional golfer
    Alex Yi, soccer player
    John Yim, Professional Drifter, Formula D series
    James Yun, Professional wrestler
     
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    You never miss the opportunity to incite racism. As far as I can tell, you hate every race. Deep-down you even hate yourself.
     
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    Yeah I can think of him right off with his Kim Jil il impression:eusa_dance:
     
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    RACIST PIG

     
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    Actually, Joyce probably saw the victim's faces on TV and became so enraged that such beautiful and promising people were taken away so abruptly. Here were some of the victims that he felt sorry for. We should all give Joyce credit and not attack him. His sympathy for these victims show he's making progress to joining the rest of us in the civilized world.

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    Ryan Clark Columbia County Georgia, a leader in the Virginia Tech marching band.
    He was trying to help out.

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    A Holocaust survivor...75-year old Professor Liviu Librescu threw himself in front of the shooter. He was killed while holding off the gunman so his students could escape. Yesterday, was Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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    Professor G V Loganathan

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    Juan Ortiz - a graduate student from Puerto Rico

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    Henry Lee - his parents came to America from Vietnam.

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    Reema Samaha

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    Ross Alameddine

    Reema Samaha and Ross Alameddine, both 19, are Lebanese in origin.

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    Daniel Perez Ortega - from Peru

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    Waleed Shaalan was in his late 20s, came to Virginia Tech last year from northern Egypt to study engineering. His wife and son were back home in Egypt.

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    Partahi Lumbantoruan 34, of Indonesia, a civil engineering doctoral student. Lumbantoruan's family in Indonesia said they sold off property and cars to pay his tuition and that his goal was to become a teacher in the United States.

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    Mary Read - Child of an Air Force service member and a South Korean mother. Was born on an Air Force base in South Korea.

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    Erin Peterson - Peterson and Reema Samaha had gone to the same Virginia high school as the gunman.

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    Minal Panchal 26, was missing for two days. Her country was praying for her. Minal wanted to be an architect like her father, who died four years ago. She was very keen to go to the United States for postgraduate studies and thrilled when she gained admission last year, said Chetna Parekh, a friend who lives in the bustling middle-class Mumbai neighborhood of Borivali, India, where Panchal lived before coming to Virginia Tech.


    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/04/virginia-tech-massacre-victims.html




    Seriously, this crime was not racially motivated. The shooter was mentally disturbed and shot his victims indiscriminately. People of all colors and backgrounds died that day. Don't dishonor the victims by using their deaths to further a personal hate based agenda.
     

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