Contributions of Koreans to America

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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.
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.


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


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.


Professor G V Loganathan


Juan Ortiz - a graduate student from Puerto Rico


Henry Lee - his parents came to America from Vietnam.


Reema Samaha


Ross Alameddine

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


Daniel Perez Ortega - from Peru


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.


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.


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


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


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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hjmick gives us a list of people. That's not "contributions." Why not just add Mr. Cho, "angry student," to the list? I'm talking about things like Thomas Edison, light bulb. Henry Ford, affordable cars. And so on. Korean porn stars and the founder of "Asian Man Records" don't count. Speaking of racism...
 

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hjmick gives us a list of people. That's not "contributions." Why not just add Mr. Cho, "angry student," to the list? I'm talking about things like Thomas Edison, light bulb. Henry Ford, affordable cars. And so on. Korean porn stars and the founder of "Asian Man Records" don't count. Speaking of racism...
And what have you done? Let me guess. You want to piggy back on the contributions of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford because they were Caucasian just like you? You are one pathetic piece of shit and a poor excuse for a human being.
 

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hjmick gives us a list of people. That's not "contributions." Why not just add Mr. Cho, "angry student," to the list? I'm talking about things like Thomas Edison, light bulb. Henry Ford, affordable cars. And so on. Korean porn stars and the founder of "Asian Man Records" don't count. Speaking of racism...
You're awfully quiet for someone who's gushing with white pride...
 
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And what have you done?
That's not the point. The point is that we have a policy of allowing anyone from anywhere into our country. It was, contrary to liberal belief, founded by white people. Until 1965, it was almost 90 percent white.

We have every right to ask whether those who come here are making America a better place, or a worse place. Notice in Post 1, I ask the question. Everyone then made an assumption. Gee, what were they assuming? Go back and read the first post, and think again. If you think Koreans make America better, you can make the case. At least someone posted a list of Koreans who ostensibly do this, though I doubt it.

So that's where we are. A Korean blows away 32 people, and I'm the piece of shit. What's he, a special diversity constribution?
 

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That's not the point. The point is that we have a policy of allowing anyone from anywhere into our country. It was, contrary to liberal belief, founded by white people. Until 1965, it was almost 90 percent white.

We have every right to ask whether those who come here are making America a better place, or a worse place. Notice in Post 1, I ask the question. Everyone then made an assumption. Gee, what were they assuming? Go back and read the first post, and think again. If you think Koreans make America better, you can make the case. At least someone posted a list of Koreans who ostensibly do this, though I doubt it.

So that's where we are. A Korean blows away 32 people, and I'm the piece of shit. What's he, a special diversity constribution?
He's an individual who in no way reflects on the rest of the South Koreans in the U.S. anymore than your ignorant ass reflects on the rest of us caucasians.
 
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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.

Brooke Ashley, adult film actress

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.

Lucy Lee, adult film actress

Sung-Hi Lee - model who appears mostly in soft-core nude photoshoots

Masuimi Max, fetish model, contestant on Fear Factor

Mia Park, adult film actress

Mia Smiles, adult film actress

Minka, adult film actress

Jordan Young, adult film actor

Corina Knoll, Senior Editor of KoreAm Journal

K.W. Lee, founding president of the Korean American Journalists Association

Tablo of Epik High - rapper based in South Korea.

Jun Choi, Mayor of Edison, New Jersey

James Yun, Professional wrestler
Gushing with white pride... hmmmm.... yeah, actually, considering this list, by comparison, I am. Margaret Cho? Let me clue y'all in. She's not funny. At all. So, for the pleasure of hearing Margaret Cho's unfunniness, I get a Bang-Bang Cho, who blows away the population of the engineering building at VT.

Not a good trade. Send 'em back. Just let me pick up my dry cleaning first.

As for other whites not reflecting on me, it's too late. They do. Ever heard of affirmative action? Guess what, joker: nobody asked me whether I was a white person directly responsible for oppressing blacks or not. They just stuck me with it. Same for "civil rights" laws, wealth transfers and the rest. Know what Koreans get? An affirmative action spot at VT. Because one is a reflection of all the others? Not sure how we get around that, actually. In fact, that's EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS. This sound like a good deal to you?
 

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