Tragic relations between African Americans and Korean Americans began when the two cultures came together without having a sense of communion or a mutual understanding. In other words, this tragic relationship is the product of severe communication and cultural gaps. Socio-Cultural Conflict between African American and Korean American is the first book to base an integrated treatment of the relation between the two cultures with in-depth theorizing, survey, and analyses. First, this book identifies the nature of relations between African Americans and Korean Americans by investigating the cognitive roots of negative perceptions and some of the structural problems. Second, it explores the socio-economic and cultural reasons for this racial conflict. Third, it examines the impact of various media messages about multicultural relations and portrayals of both African Americans and Korean Americans. And finally, it suggests possible communicative strategies to promote and enhance race relations. This book will be useful to college students, and interesting to anyone concerned over racial and ethnic studies, as well as intercultural communications.