Like so many first-generation immigrant kids, my elementary and middle school years were plagued by an overwhelming desire to abandon my Chinese roots and embody the platonic ideal of an “American” kid.
Dear Mayor Durkan, It has come to my attention that Africatown Community Land Trust has either already secured funding and a contract, or is in the process of doing so, with the City to operate a 24/7 enhanced shelter at the site of the former historic Keiro Nursing Home. I am sending you a letter […]
The scenes that have come out of Afghanistan in the last few days are all too familiar to many within the Asian American community, with many people noting the eerie similarity to images from the Fall of Saigon in 1975. Then, just as now, the United States has a duty to help those scared and […]
The City of Seattle, in partnership with the Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT), will open a new 125-room, 24/7 “enhanced shelter” at the former Keiro nursing home site.
Staging an Olympics during the worst pandemic in a century? What was Japan thinking? It is pushed ahead with the Olympics against the advice of most of its medical experts and much of Japan doesn’t want the Games. Also, the nation’s vaccine rollout was late and is only now expanding, and many suspect the Games […]
Are you aware of the hit American democracy has taken? On July 1, the Supreme Court ruled in “Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee” that two racially discriminatory Arizona voting laws do not violate the Voting Rights Act or the Constitution, overturning a Ninth Circuit ruling. Arizona has been ground zero for former President Donald Trump’s […]
In the article “Invisible Course at Bellevue College Highlights AAPI Advocacy,” published on June 10, 2021 by Northwest Asian Weekly, that highlights the exclusion of Asian American studies from the 2021-2022 Bellevue College (BC) annual class schedule, BC’s Interim President Gary Locke is found saying that the exclusion happened due to a “misunderstanding.”
By now, you’ve heard that tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for refusing to speak to the media. It marked the first time a major star walked away from a major tournament without an injury—at least one that’s visible. On the last day of Mental Health Month, Osaka […]
It felt like a step toward normalcy in a post-pandemic world. Visitors swarmed the Chinatown-International District (ID) over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing crowds that have been missing for a better part of a year, since COVID-19 arrived in Washington state and the U.S. Those crowds—a welcome sight for local businesses that have been struggling […]
Dear Editor, Many Asian community leaders have been telling the media focusing on the main challenges of Asian Americans that language barriers and cultural differences cause the discrimination. This reminds me of the most insulting Bill O’Reilly report done about Asian Americans. O’Reilly sent a reporter to New York’s Chinatown and interviewed senior citizens who […]