Why Blacks and Koreans Clash

First it was the Italians and the Jews. Now it is the Koreans. Each new group of immigrants has arrived in New York City scratching for a foothold. They open Mom and Pop stores in the cheapest neighborhoods and, as they succeed, stir the resentment of longtime residents who are often mired in poverty. South Korean immigrants now own 2,500 of the more than 3,000 fruit and vegetable stores in the New York City area. Blacks often resent the newcomers' ability to garner profits from their community. Differences in class and culture as well as stubborn myths have led to conflict:


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