United States federal law to remove the words of shame
xinhuawang· 2016-05-21 17:21:24
Meng Zhaowen to 2016 2 months in the federal house of Representatives passed the bill to speak < us" newspaper "reported, on May 20, proposed by Congressman Meng Zhaowen with an insult to the color of the Oriental (Eastern) from federal law removal, the use of" Asian Americans "(Asian) instead of the bill signed by President Barack Obama, officially became federal law.
Meng Zhaowen said that the word "Oriental" should not appear in federal law, and many Americans may not be aware of the word with a sense of.
later last year, when Meng Zhaowen was doing regular Legislative Studies, he found the word "Oriental" in forty-second of the code of the United States Code. The forty-second article of the United States Code covers the federal law of public health, social welfare and civil rights, and the words "Oriental" appear in two of them.
Meng Zhaowen therefore proposed a bill that would remove the word "Oriental" from the federal law. The act was passed in December 2, 2015 in the federal house of Representatives, as part of the North American energy security and infrastructure act. The federal house of Representatives passed bill Meng Zhaowen in February 29, 2016. After that, the federal Senate passed the bill in May 9th, with a total of 76 co sponsors, including 51 members of the Asia Pacific Group. President
Obama signed the bill means that Meng Zhaowen's efforts to remove the word "Oriental" have finally succeeded. As early as 2009, when Meng Zhaowen served as New York state representative when she was successful through the bill, the official documents in New York to remove the word Oriental.
Meng Zhaowen said that the bill was officially a federal law means that the U.S. Asian community continues to grow. This also indicates that the U.S. government and the community will take action to deal with this growth when the ability to grow in the Asian population. The enactment of the bill has historical significance, and believes that the future of the Asian community will achieve more important achievements.