Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The LA Times takes a look at the history of Cambodian jewelry stores

The Los Angeles Times has a recent article on how there came to be so many Khmer jewelry stores in Los Angeles and other parts of the country that shows the connection between the rise of the Khmer Rouge, the Killing Fields and the Cambodian diaspora, as well as a distrust of banks by refugees for many years. Well worth reading to get a sense of the history of the community. It becomes interesting because it feels like there are far fewer Lao jewelry stores out there and yet I know there was a similar initial distrust of banks for many for many years.

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