Another book I’d like to read: Korean grocers

In the New York Times’s City Room blog, Sewell Chan discusses sociologist Pyong Gap Min’s new book,  Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City. The book covers the history of Korean grocers in New York (did you know that there were only 400 Koreans in New York in 1960?) and the problems of discrimination at the Hunts Point produce market, tensions with the African-American community in many neighborhoods, and labor issues with Latino employees. The issues are complex, and while I haven’t read the book, I definitely recommend Chan’s column.


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