[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Discovering your roots is important

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Discovering your roots is important

I often wonder who I am. Am I a North Korean or a South Korean?
My father is from North Korea and my mother is from South Korea. So, I am half of each. However, I feel that I am a total South Korean because of where and with whom I live.
Sometimes people tell me that I look North Korean and I secretly think, “Well, maybe I am North Korean.” Yet when I look at pictures of great-aunts, uncles and relatives who live in North Korea, I can’t help but wonder: How can they be my relatives?
I don’t know them or have any affection for them at all.
I am trying to prove that there are many people like me in this world. Thus, I’d like North Korean/South Korean relationships to get better.
People need to meet their relatives and get to know one another. This makes much more sense that just looking at pictures.

by Ashley Kang
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