As more details around the death of George Floyd are revealed, other developments, including that the ex-officer charged with murder in the case was married to a Hmong American woman, have prompted discussion. It's also led to a spate of hateful online remarks in the Asian American community around interracial relationships. The ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired the day after Floyd's death and now faces murder and manslaughter charges. The day after his arrest last month, his wife, Kellie, filed for divorce , citing "an irretrievable breakdown" in the marriage. She also indicated her intention to change her name.
4 Asian-American Women Who Changed History
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (U.S. National Park Service)
Asian American women may be at risk for developing osteoporosis porous bones , a disease that can be prevented and treated. Studies show that Asian Americans share many of the risk factors that apply to white women. As an Asian American woman, it is important that you understand what osteoporosis is and what steps you can take to prevent or treat it. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture break. If not prevented or if left untreated, bone loss can progress painlessly until a bone breaks, typically in the hip, spine, or wrist. A hip fracture can limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence, and vertebral fractures can result in a loss of height, stooped posture, and chronic pain. Studies highlight the risk that Asian American women may face with regard to developing osteoporosis:.
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
There's no mention of the Chinese laborers instrumental in constructing the transcontinental railroad; little discussion of the more than , Japanese-Americans wrongly placed in internment camps during World War II; and, critically, no commemoration of the countless Asian-Americans who changed the course of U. Asian-Americans, especially Asian-American women, are often pigeonholed as meek or unassertive, rather than depicted as leaders. The roots of these stereotypes lie in the erasure of Asian trailblazers in history.
Hansi Lo Wang. Ping Chan right , a Chinese-language interpreter, assists a voter in Brooklyn, N. By all accounts, President Trump did not win the Asian-American vote in But the size of Hillary Clinton's margin of victory with voters in the fastest-growing racial group in the U.