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[Letters] What the Norwegian tragedy tells us

Last Sunday, I had an opportunity to visit the Uijeongbu Support Center for Foreign Workers. After interviewing some foreigners, I learned that they were being treated unjustly. Their monthly wages were too low compared to their dangerous working conditions. Furthermore, the first Korean word they had learned was bbali bbali, or quickly, from their employers.

We pride ourselves on our increasing acceptance of differences in this global world. But is that maturity really here? To truly achieve this we need a truer sense of acceptance; not the idea that we are the same, but that our differences are what make each and every one of us more special and unique.

Lee Ma-rin, a senior student at Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

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