Take Out with Lisa Ling” shows the Bangladeshi American Dream
The United States is home to around 800,000 Bangladeshi Americans. The notion of the “American Dream” inspires them all to work hard and prosper in a society budding with opportunities.
New York has been the hub of Bangladeshi Americans since the 1970s, with the major concentration of the Bangladeshi community scattered across the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Today, Bangladeshis are one of the fastest growing Asian immigrant groups in the country.
From Uber drivers to shop/restaurant owners, from teachers to engineers and doctors – Bangladeshis in the US are all of these. Yet, they are not always clearly distinguished from Indians and Pakistanis. Many do not know about Bangladesh on the map, let alone understanding the culture of the people who live there.