They’re loud, they’re proud, and they’re seventeen years in the making.
As graduation season approaches, a father of toddlers crashes college graduation ceremony to get some perspective
“What troubled me was hearing the Hmong testimony dismissed because it didn’t follow the belief system of non-natives.”
This is a comment by Ty Nolan on the post “Goodbye, Radiolab: The Fact of the Matter of Storytelling”.
Matthew Salesses offers a critical examination of the disappointing response from Radiolab to the criticism of their callous interview with Hmong refugee Eng Yang and his niece, Kao Kalia Yang.
Matthew Salesses offers more to the story of racism in Radiolab’s portrayal of the stories of the “Yellow Rain” chemical warfare used against the Hmong people during the Vietnam War.
For writers, the greatest reward is human connection. But when that connection is absent, the failure of empathy can be painful.