Teenage male model Han Hyun-min’s long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black. Photo: AFP

South Korea’s first black model faces racism in a nation where white people are ‘welcomed with open arms’

Behind the facade of South Korea’s being a modern, sophisticated and tech-savvy nation lies deeply rooted racism

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Teenage male model Han Hyun-min’s long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black. Photo: AFP
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