Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian Americans face a hidden disparity often masked by the myth of the “model Asian” that is healthy, prosperous, and doesn’t need any assistance. They belong to the group of “Other Asian-Americans” that have been dying at an earlier age over two decades. They are less likely to access life-saving screening […]
Remembering the Khmer Rouge Takeover and its aftermath 40 years later
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weeky Khmer Rouge Takeover Forty years ago on April 17, Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge into Phnom Penh and took over with the goal of creating a purely agrarian-based Communist society. Over a span of four years, the Khmer Rouge government arrested, tortured and eventually executed anyone suspected of […]
Restaurateur shares how he survived Killing Fields in memoir
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Sam (Seng) Ung and Thomas McElroy have known each other for 15 years. They were neighbors in the same South Seattle neighborhood. Ung introduced himself to McElroy’s dog in Chinese. McElroy knew then, as his dog listened patiently to Ung, that this would be a long-lasting friendship.
SYLP: Too Asian?
Asian American students are often labeled as the model minority because of their high rates of success throughout schools in America.
Cambodian consulate opens in Massachusetts
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The third Cambodian consulate in the United States has opened in Massachusetts.