There is a long history of Black-Asian conflict in America, and tensions were especially high in the early s in New York and Los Angeles. When Asians internalize and perpetuate anti-Black racism and violence, we are reifying our complicity and driving a deeper wedge between the minority groups. Skip navigation! Story from News.
Identifying Health and Safety Concerns in Southeast Asian Immigrant Nail Salon Workers
Nail salon workers exposed to toxic chemicals, experts say in S.F.
New York Gov. But the state assemblyman who sponsored legislation last year to combat worker abuse in the industry said those figures show wage theft for nail salons is not as serious an issue as was believed. Roughly 74 percent of the nail salons that owe the unpaid wages and damages are in New York City, Sobrino said. The majority of salons were chosen randomly for inspection, though some were selected because of complaints, he said. To ensure nail salon workers receive any unpaid wages, Cuomo announced in August that salon owners would be required to purchase wage bonds, to be activated if they failed to pay employees.
Nail Salon Brawls & Boycotts: Unpacking The Black-Asian Conflict In America
Tionna Smalls does not remember when tensions between black residents and Korean-American merchants rocked her Brooklyn neighborhood decades ago. But when she saw a video of Asian nail salon workers attacking African-American customers last week, she said she knew exactly what she was seeing. The video of the melee went viral. Smalls took to Twitter to call for protests.
Most nail salon workers in the greater New York City area are Asian immigrant women. They are exposed daily to potentially toxic chemicals and hazards in their workplace, making them more vulnerable for possible health problems. The study's primary purpose was to identify factors influencing past year healthcare utilization among Asian immigrant women working in nail salons. A cross-sectional study was conducted based on a modification of Andersen's behavioral model of healthcare utilization in which Korean and Chinese immigrant women currently working in nail salons were surveyed. The questionnaire included: 1 individual health determinants, 2 health service utilization in the past year, and 3 work environment, work-related health concerns, and work-related health problems.