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.
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Asian American masculinity has been linked to the model minority myth and a hierarchy of racist stereotypes. I used to believe it myself. Until I moved to Korea when I was 23, visiting for the first time since my adoption at age two, I dated only white women. As an adoptee with white parents, whiteness was the model of desire I knew. During my childhood, my parents insisted that we were the same as any other family — which, because they were white, I took as saying I must be as white as them to be their son. I mean this literally. One day, I stood at the mirror and suddenly realized that I was Asian.
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Wong Fu Productions briefly touched on these social issues beautifully in their blog, Yellow Fever. Kevin Kreider, Korean-American adoptee, bodybuilding champion, fitness trainer, model, white, and post coach, revealed how he learned this the hard way in his TedX talk. Later on, he female dating women of all ethnicities, including Asians. He stopped running away female his marriage and learned marriage love himself.
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