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  • Kim Invokes Fantasy Ending Poverty to Afflict World Bank Comfort

    Bloomberg - 08/08/2013

    “There weren’t a lot of Asians in Iowa in the ’60s and ’70s but happily, one of the most popular shows at the time was ‘Kung Fu,’” Kim told graduates of Northeastern University in Boston this year. “The bully kids left us alone, because they thought all Asians knew kung fu.”

    During his studies, he was torn between his father’s insistence he study medicine and his mother’s passion for social justice, which she instilled by reading him the writings of Martin Luther King Jr. Working at a health clinic while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, he decided he could do both.