I live in New York City and most of my friends are Korean. I hang out with my Korean people a lot and its usually 7-10 of us who just hang out and play poker, or go out to shoot pool, bowl, etc. They're all overly proud of being Korean, and when any Korean does something good they take immense pride in it, whether it be Korean scientists cloning, Korean baseball players, etc. So I was curious now that a horrible event involving a Korean male has taken place, what were their feelings if any. I don't know if it surprises me but they all claimed that they weren't following this, didn't know, etc. When I told them it was a Korean 23 year old who killed over 30 people they didn't have very strong reactions, so I just bluntly asked "Does this effect your Korean pride at all?" and they all brushed it off saying one bad person doesn't drag down a whole nation of people. Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with that. But in their cases where they praise to no end any Korean who accomplishes something, I would think they should also feel hurt or bothered when a member of their people does something shameful like this. It doesn't bother me that they choose to ignore the negative, but I'm just wondering if what they're doing is normal or should over zealous patriots feel shamed when a person does something like this shooting?