There's no doubt about it. Every country has its share of crazy racist people. Korea, of course, is no exception. But racism in Korea is sometimes more than just simple, unfound hate. Some of the racism is founded on scars centuries year old, some of it is purely out of fear of the unknown.
If you're traveling to Korea, you might be curious if you'll be understood by locals Koreans. So if your Korean isn't perfect yet, and you're more comfortable with another language, read this to see if you'll be understood!