Henry Fuhrmann, a pioneering editor, and journalist who transformed the way American journalism depicted racial heritage and sexual identity died.
Who was Henry Fuhrmann?
Henry Fuhrmann, whose father was a Dutch German U.S. naval corpsman and his mother Japanese, was born in 1957 in Port Hueneme, California, and attended Cal Tech to study engineering before switching careers to journalism.
While studying journalism at Cal State LA and Columbia, he took part in The Times’ Minority Editorial Training Program, which is now known as The Times’ Fellowship. Fuhrman was then hired as a copy editor for the LA Times Calendar section in 1991, the first of many jobs at the paper.
How did Henry Fuhrmann die and What Was his cause of death?
Henry Fuhrmann, a trailblazing editor, and writer who changed how American journalism identifies ethnic heritage and sexual identity died on Wednesday after a short illness. He was 65.
ACES: The Society for Editing Mourns the Loss of a Valued Member, Mentor, Friend, and Editor- Henry Fuhrmann.— ACES: The Society for Editing (@ACESEditors) September 15, 2022
It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of board member and ACES Education Fund President Henry Fuhrmann. pic.twitter.com/jQDRJFeAOF
His family announced his death on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times, which broke the story first.
According to common perception, Henry Fuhrmann died as a result of a natural illness.
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Henry Fuhrmann Early life and Career
Fuhrmann did fight against the use of hyphens in sayings like “Asian American” or “African American” for a long time as a board member of the Asian American Journalists Association. As he stated in a 2019 essay, hyphens “function to divide even as they are meant to link” in this situation.
They may indicate otherness or suggest that people of color aren’t truly American or complete citizens when used as racial and ethnic identities.Soon after that essay was printed, he was successful in convincing the Associated Press Stylebook not to use hyphens. According to the Los Angeles Times, Fuhrmann also manages efforts to persuade media outlets to change the term transvestite to transgender.
Furthermore, his co-workers noted that Fuhrmann strongly supported for the term “incarceration” rather than the more euphemistic term “internment” to describe what happened to Japanese Americans during World War ii —. He justified in a tweet from 2020, stating, in part, that “that legal term refers to the detention of foreign nationals.” It is incorrect to relate it to US citizens.”
The term “internment” minimizes the government’s actions. He went on to say that officials used seemingly pleasant language to conceal the fact that they were imprisoning Americans solely because they resembled foreigners.
On Wednesday, Henry Fuhrmann, a trailblazing editor, and writer who changed how American journalism identifies ethnic heritage and sexual identity died. A huge setback for journalism and the Asian American community.
The world has lost a man who was kind, imaginative, and insightful. Henry, rest in peace. You will be missed. During this hard time, our sentiments are with Henry Fuhrmann’s family and friends.