Many Amerasians experienced ostracism from Vietnamese society. Black Amerasians often experienced blatant bias, unlike their white counterparts. Due to their Vietnamese heritage, they were also denied the opportunity to claim an American or African American identity.
Vietnamese Afro-Asian Khanh Le was the inspiration for the documentary, “A Vietnamese Afro-Amerasian Testimony: In Search of the ‘Place’ in Displacement”. For more information about the documentary, visit this link on the Feature Articles section of The Global Viet.
To read more about Vietnamese Amerasians, specifically Afro-Amerasians, check out the following links.
DeBonis, Steven. Children of the Enemy: Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub, 1995.
Lucious, Bernard Scott. “In the Black Pacific: Testimonies of Vietnamese Afro-Amerasian Displacements“. Displacements and Diasporas. Ed. Wanni Anderson, Ed. Robert Lee. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
Phan, Shandon. “Vietnamese Amerasians in America“. Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America, 2003.
Tran, Thanh. Vietnamese-Amerasians: Where Do They Belong? South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College, December 16, 1999.