On Aug. 1 this month, former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino passed away at the age of 76. Since then, Filipinos all over the world, many of which call her “Tita Cory” or Aunt Cory, have been mourning her death — and celebrating her life.
On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.
The 13.9-mile Central Link light rail that runs from Westlake Station to Tukwila International Boulevard Station opened for service last week on July 18, giving out free rides during its inauguration. Sound Transit is planning an extension of the service all the way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in December.
Tim Otani spent 17 years with Washington Mutual (now Chase). He recently announced his departure from the company. Now you may ask, why are we writing an editorial about a man who worked for a financial institution?
On July 6, Dr. Sam Kelly passed away from congestive heart failure. Kelly was perhaps most known for being the founder and first vice president of the Office of Minority Affairs of the University of Washington in 1970.
Michael Jackson passed away unexpectedly last Thursday; he was 50. In the last week, there has been a great surge in radio airplay of his songs, as people paid tribute to the King of Pop. Many public figures in the entertainment industry have come out to express their shock and sorrow over his death — Madonna, Yoko Ono, his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, and many others. Some of them knew him personally and others didn’t.
A new study is showing us that we’re not all equal after all. Or at least, we don’t see one another that way. According to the Academy of Management Journal, people tend to give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men rather than to women or minorities, even with their performances are identical. How the […]
Sometimes we forget that safety is a luxury, and that not everyone has this luxury. This is why we should support Holder in creating a better way to protect people of color. We need to be especially vocal in showing our support so that our government realizes the importance of this issue to us.
On March 17, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling from Current TV, a media venture by former Vice President Al Gore, were detained at the North Korean–Chinese border by the NK government.
Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]