Why So Many Cambodians Own Donut Shops | AJ+

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Educon
19 May 2022

Southern California is known for its abundance of doughnut shops, and many of those businesses are owned by Cambodian-Americans. But why? The story of their success is about thriving after surviving a brutal war that left them with nearly nothing.

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There's a reason so many doughnut shops use pink boxes, and it basically traces back to one man who used his business a****en to help Cambodian refugees find their versions of the American Dream.

*Learn more here:*
Pew Research Center. “U.S. Public Seldom Has Welcomed Refugees Into Country.” http://www.pewresearch.org/fac....t-tank/2015/11/19/u-

Slate. “A Khmerican Tale.” http://www.slate.com/articles/....news_and_politics/ro

Wall Street Journal. “Even Jimmy Carter Was Cautious About Admitting Refugees.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/e....ven-jimmy-carter-was

Encyclopedia Britannica. “Khmer Rouge.” https://www.britannica.com/topic/Khmer-Rouge

*Presenter & Senior Producer*: Imaeyen Ibanga
*Shot by: *Michael Nguyen
*Edited by: *Michael Nguyen and Brian Joseph
*Animations by:* Chia Liu
*Executive Producer:* Sarah Nasr

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