Did Rayoung Kim Die From Religion?

Friday, October 23, 2009

I don't know much about this except for the article that I read down at foxdc about Rayoung Kim who died last year in July from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation - and while I don't believe in forgoing medical treatment, counseling, or therapy in lieu of religious beliefs - at all - I do have a couple of questions:

1. Does race have anything to do with how this is perceived? If true, does the fact that the family's Asian contribute to the "I can't believe they did this factor?" versus if they were a White family who held steadfast in their belief that faith and spirituality would cure their daughter (along with some exorcism and a Priest)?

2. How much does the perpetual foreigner - the mystical perpetual foreigner stereotype - play into the perception of what was right and what was wrong - especially regarding law enforcement, and if any of the family members are charged?

3. What does Seung-Hui Cho have to do with this news story whatsoever?