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Oh Does Not Represent All Korean-Americans

August 09, 1992

As a Korean-American who has been in this country for 40 years, both as a white-collar engineer and a merchant, I assure you that Oh's belief that Soon Ja Du should have gone to prison, and that liquor store owners whose stores were burned and looted should not be permitted to rebuild them are at sharp variance with the great tide of Korean-American opinion.

It is difficult to understand why a person with such radically anti-Korean views should be placed in a prominent position in which, by the very nature of her ethnicity, millions will believe that she is a token "Korean" component of the effort to rebuild Los Angeles.

Couldn't the mayor and Peter Ueberroth at least have the graciousness to appoint someone whose views do represent mainstream Koreans, and who does not denigrate and condescend to immigrants?

JOHN LEE

Hollywood

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