We are here tonight to celebrate the good services that Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) offers to our community. ACRS is unique in its commitment to providing those services in a culturally appropriate manner; the staff and board deserve our thanks!
Driven by political insiders, Asians here are facing a disturbing threat to their children’s future: the movement to deny Asian children educational opportunities and government employment.
The main reason people immigrate to America is for a better life.
By Ashley Lizardo Senior at Lindbergh High School My family is full of engineers. I grew up listening to stories about what they were designing and problems they were solving. I wanted to know more, to understand how it all worked, and to be able to talk to them about their work. So, I took a robotics […]
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 […]