This edition: Cambodian Community in the BronxTweet
Original tape date: August 11, 2017.
First aired: August 14, 2018.
In the 1980’s, more than one million South Asians from Cambodia – victims of war and genocide - were granted asylum and resettled in the United States. It was the largest refugee resettlement program in our country’s history. Many of the Cambodians came to Bronx, New York, at a time when most people were leaving the borough. Their history and experience is documented in Eric Tang’s “Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in New York City Hyperghetto.” Asian American Life Host and Correspondent Ernabel Demillo shares their untold stories and how this hidden community is being rediscovered.