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Posted: Jan 21, 2012

  The Asian Pacific American Legal Center condemns derogatory remarks against Korean Americans expressed by co-host John Kobylt (KFI 640) during the Jan. 5 broadcast of Clear Channel’s “The John and Ken Show.”

The press conference was held at the Korean Resource Center, and also included speakers from National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Korean American Bar Association and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

“As a civil rights organization, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, strongly condemns ‘The John and Ken show’ for its ongoing campaign against immigrants and immigrant communities,” said Senior Staff Attorney Yungsuhn Park. “The show has targeted innocent individuals and groups, including the Korean American community as well as immigrant rights leaders and organizers.”

As an organization dedicated to combating injustice and hate against Asian and other immigrant communities, Park said APALC stands in support of the Korean American community and organizations, such as Korean Resource Center, who demand that Clear Channel and KFI AM pull this show from the air.

Southern California is home to the largest Korean population outside of Korea and is one of the largest and most diverse immigrant communities in the United States.
“There is no room for the kind of hateful and divisive rhetoric that the show regularly employs,” Park added. Read more here.

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