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History is Repeating Itself Again

Scenes of desperate Afghans fleeing the Taliban remind me of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the Vietcong in 1975

South Vietnamese scale the walls of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters as the last American troops leave Vietnam. Photo credit: The Associated Press
U.S. military and civilian personnel rush to board a Marine helicopter during the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, April 29, 1975. Photo credit: Neal Ulevich-AP




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Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

I write about my experience as a second generation Asian American, mental health, and female empowerment. Contact me at

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