Justice Versus Racial Prejudice

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                          Racism and racial prejudice exist in just about every country I have been to, and
my country—the United States—is no exception. In this particular case, my wife, who is Korean, was
affected by racial prejudice. My wife works in an area where over 90 percent of everyone is white, and have
very deep family roots going back 175 to 200 years. My wife works in a small company that is 99 percent
white (my wife being the sole exception). One day, a fellow employee accused my wife of hitting and
attacking her. This is because my wife caught this employee trying to steal money from the bosses’
safe. At first my wife’s boss, who is also white and from the area, did not believe my wife and asked
her to apologize. Since my wife’s boss was not at the scene of the dispute, she did not know what
really happened. The only answer I can give is that because my wife is non-white that she was wrong.
Five days later, my wife’s boss asked my wife to go into the office. I suspected that the boss was
ready to either demote or fire my wife. However, at that moment the employee who my wife accused
of committing theft burst angrily into the office and screamed and yelled and threatened my wife’s
boss. My wife’s boss realized that the white employee was the one who lied and tried to commit a
crime but was stopped by my wife. So my wife’s boss promptly fired the white employee and asked
my wife to forgive the boss for her mistake. My wife’s standing in the company and with the boss is
now higher than ever. Despite racism and racial prejudice in the area where my wife works, truth and
honesty and integrity will eventually win out against even the worst of racial prejudice. In this case,
justice was served.