The Independence Movement, Korean Pioneer Generation and Korean American history are not taught well at any level at any school or college in the United States. Specific sections of this history have been reasonably studied and presented in educational materials. However, there is no comprehensive study providing an understanding of how first the Koreans in America developed their community and how they survived. The post-1965 flood of South Korean immigrants approached history like there were no Koreans in America before them. The South Koreans didn't like the Pioneer Koreans because they were too Westernized. The legacy of the One Korea descendants in America was run over and revised by the FOB's and their South Korean American absurd narcissism. The following collection of stories is provided to fill in facts between the lines and to provoke questioning of the current work by so called Korean Studies "expert scholars." A major problem with Korean study "scholars" is their paid-to-play obligations to funding sources instead of primarily seeking the truth.
Calling Riverside the first Koreatown is not an accurate claim. Looking into Redlands, Upland and Claremont locations where Pioneer Koreans lived and worked have not been properly considered.
The story of the Koreans who were sold to the Haciendas in 1905 is more about slavery than immigration. In the last couple years the Merida story has become controversial, again. History seemed to be revised by the Centennial groupies in 2005. Over the years the Academic Roller-coaster has taken some Pioneer family descendants for a bad ride.
Selling of Dosan
Dosan has been used by more people for their personal gain than service to their community. How did Oh Ki Young foresee how Dosan would be sold out for personal gain? Read what he wrote in 1949.
Stevens' Assassination Plotted by Patriots
Most accounts of the Durham White Stevens assassination in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building point the finger at two individuals. There was a coordinated plan that led up to his death in March 1908. Had Stevens not been shot in San Francisco he would have been attacked by Koreans waiting in Los Angeles.