As Professor Valverde put it: "Vietnamese American lives are transnational and that this diasporic group is directly affected by and affects events in Viet Nam" (Valverde, 146). This is definitely still relevant today because anything negative that happens with a Vietnamese American or a Vietnamese immigrant, the US will paint them as the villain. Even though media does not shed light on this enough, I think it's important to note that incidents like the one with Phuong do happen to all kinds of Asian people and their narrative continuously gets rewritten in a negative light.
Question: Why can't Viet Nam be separate from the United States? It seems that the United States has only done negative things when it comes to Viet Nam especially.