My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard. The blue paint on our two-story house was perennially chipping; the fence, or the rail by the stairs, or the front door, existed in a perpetual state of disrepair, but that flag always flew pristine. Our corner lot, which had been redlined by the federal government, was along the river that divided the black side from the white side of our Iowa town. At the edge of our lawn, high on an aluminum pole, soared the flag, which my dad would replace as soon as it showed the slightest tatter.
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The demographic profile of women who give birth in the United States is changing. This is due in part to shifting immigration patterns, but also to notable changes in birth rates among some groups, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Much of the downturn in the share of immigrant births to Hispanics has been driven by a decline in births among Mexican-origin women. A quarter of immigrant births in the U. While the share of immigrant births to Hispanic women has declined, Hispanics account for a growing share of births among U.
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She was walking around the picturesque campus lake with a group of Asian-American students when the conversation turned to the topic of suicide attempts. Yet simultaneously, I think part of me instinctively understood why. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, depression is the second leading cause of death for Asian-American and Pacific Islander AAPI women between 15 and 24, who consistently have the highest suicide rates among women in that age group. AAPI women over 65 have the highest rates of suicide among all races in that age group. Some Asian immigrants have fled violence and turmoil, putting them at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder.