From research, I learned that the school faces many challenges in meeting the educational needs of its very diverse student population—student progress, test scores, equity overview, low income students (79% are low income), students with disabilities, and homeless students.
I agree with Patricia Fong (October 3–9 Northwest Asian Weekly issue) that there is a big homeless problem in the Chinatown-International District (CID) and that the issues of Covid-19 exacerbate the situation even more. What I don’t agree with is the idea that removing these encampments is going to magically solve this problem.
Dear Editor, My name is Debra Lyles-Mobley. I am a 65-year-old Black woman who was born in Seattle, and started out on 10th and Jefferson, near the Ruby Chow’s Chinese restaurant (no Black people were welcomed there). Some of my fondest memories were going to Chinatown with my family, where I never felt unwelcomed. My […]
My name is Linda Lee Cadwell and I was married to Bruce Lee. A Garfield High School friend of mine, Sue Kay, sent me an article about the many artists who have dedicated their time and talents to dressing up the damage to storefronts in the Chinatown-International District.
It has been difficult to find the words that truly express my sentiments following the death of George Floyd and my growing distaste for my passive support for the Black Lives Matter movement. I am not extremely active on social media, but find myself looking at other avenues to support: donating $20 here, signing a […]
Dear Editor, The rise in hate crimes directed at local Asian Americans is cause for alarm. Asian Americans are daily harassed, spat upon, and even viciously assaulted. Our Seattle Police Department reports nine xenophobic attacks since March. While racial prejudice has always been an ugly fact of life, never have we witnessed such a dramatic […]
To: Mayor Durkan, Seattle City Council, City Public Health Department, Seattle City Attorney, and Northwest Asian Weekly Re: CB 119796 and homeless tent camps in the ID As you know, there have been two homeless encampments in the Chinatown-International District (ID): The encampment under the I-5 freeway on King Street and the encampment on South […]
Dear Editor, I read your article (online) about the incident that happened to Kert Lin. I thought about leaving a comment on the article but it became more about my story instead so I’m writing you to share my story. I’m so disappointed with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Something similar happened to me in […]
Dear Asian Weekly, I find your editorial (April 25 issue) very biased and your justification flawed. As a retired nurse, I worked with immigrant nurses. I found them no better or worse than American. I would see no need to give up my position for one of them. Now I see no need for […]
Dear Mayor Durkan, The Chong Wa Benevolent Association is the umbrella organization for 21 traditional Chinatown associations. We’re happy to be a partner during this COVID-19 emergency. Since March, we’ve been working with other agencies in the Chinatown-International District (ID), and city and county departments, to translate and pass on critical health and safety information […]