Crossing East

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Description: How I made it through all my Asian American/Ethnic Studies classes without understanding the genocide in Cambodia is embarrassing. Thankfully, I was assigned this story, which forced me to understand Pol Pot’s killing fields as well as the United States role in the region.

This segment illustrates a sad story about deficient refugee policies. With just English language and job training classes, many refugees failed to become citizens. Cambodian youth developed survival skills while struggling to adapt to life in urban America. In this story, the combination of those two elements (lack of US citizenship and life in urban America) along with anti-immigrant/anti-crime legislation, have forced the Thi family to face possible deportation of their son, Andrew.

Broadcast History :
NPR’s Day to Day
Crossing East: Exclusion and Resistance

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