Over a lunch of all-you-can-eat sushi, a friend excitedly pulled out his cell phone and showed me an animated Chinese lesson his daughters were using to learn Mandarin. In the lesson, a river flowed through a Chinese landscape.
By Sam Cho Board of Directors, Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Empowerment Commissioner with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs History is repeating itself on affirmative action. Except this time, it feels different. Perhaps it’s because of the national attention around the lawsuit against Harvard. Or maybe it’s because Washington state is wrestling with […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When some new immigrant Chinese parents got their hands on a videotape of a school assembly last year, they translated the entire video into Chinese. A school official had apparently implied that the district hoped to admit more kids from marginalized backgrounds (Latino, for instance) into the district’s gifted […]
Asian Americans throughout Washington are alarmed that Gov. Jay Inslee would deny the public a right to vote on Initiative 1000, which qualified earlier this month for the ballot, by pushing for a quick vote on it by the legislature.
By AACE On Dec. 9, Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) sent Netflix a letter solemnly condemning its broadcasting of a Patriot Act segment titled “Affirmative Action” for its blatant intimidation of civil rights activism in Asian American communities and acquiescence for widespread anti-Asian discrimination by our nation’s selective colleges. Hosted by Hasan Minhaj under […]
By Dr. Asqual Getaneh ICHS Medical Director The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed expansion of the public charge rule unfairly targets legal immigrants seeking permanent status who use federally-funded services for which they are eligible, including Medicaid, housing support, food stamps, and Medicare prescription subsidies. The view is that immigrants rely on these benefits […]
By Mary Yu This November you will have an opportunity to cast your vote for a number of important public positions. One of the positions that deserves your attention is the office of judge. In particular, you will have the opportunity to decide who sits on our State Supreme Court. There are nine Justices on […]
By Rick Polintan There’s an old Filipino saying: You will not harvest anything if you did not plant anything. The need to take care of our surroundings and the understanding that the resources that sustain life is scarce has been well understood in Asian and Pacific Islander cultures for centuries. You can see it in […]
By Bob Edwards Voters will soon decide on Initiative 1631, a new energy tax. Look into the facts, especially if you own a small business or raise a family in Seattle and King County. I-1631 is a deeply-flawed energy tax that forces small businesses, families, and consumers to pay billions more in taxes for gasoline, […]
By Walter Chen, Principal of RVLA Middle School And Arneidra Lloyd, Principal of RVLA High School Thanks to the community’s warm welcome and the hard work of so many, Rainier Valley Leadership Academy (RVLA) Middle School opened its doors last year for the first time to the families of Rainier Valley. This fall, we are […]