The latest scandal involving Korean xenophobia has stirred up more controversy this week with a bar in Itaewon - probably the most popular area in Seoul for foreigners - refusing entry to anyone who did not have a Korean face. This was all filmed and posted on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Cp7Vu9pCU for the foreigner community to become enraged about, something that seems to be happening with increasing regularity these days. But maybe I am just surfing the internet more at work at the moment.
We also still experience many race hate crimes and these tend to be more severe than in Korea. So when we jump too much on our high-horse, Korean people can quite rightly point out these problems in our own societies.