Wintermute here with your daily dose of Dumbr. Today I want to talk about racism. Are Koreans racist towards the white man. Simple answer is yes you will deal with a lot of racism. Obviously the country is still evolving and has a long way to go. Generally speaking the old will not like having you around at all. However the younger you get the more you can tell a lot of the racism is dieing off.
Is it difficult for you to deal with? No not really. Sadly your manager will most likely be old and therefore will not like you.I have dealt with plenty of racism at my new school. Only four weeks in and daily I am not treated as an equal. Part of me wants to just call it out and say "yeah I get it, I'm white and not korean I know". They will remind you daily that you are not one of them and therefore not as capable as them.
Worst part is they told me not to date Koreans because I am American and that Koreans and Americans are not right. Basically they don't want our kind mixing with their kind, they want it to be strictly Korean blood in the country. Makes me think of Voldermort.
On the street old people may spit next to you or try and aim for you, usually shop clerks don't like having you in there. They think that it will become a foreigner store and Koreans will not want to shop there.
Again its nothing you can't handle, it's annoying the amount of disrespect you will have to put up with, I don't expect people to treat me like a king here but just as an equal, that will not always happen though.