I would like to thank Ryan Pangilinan for his excellent article, “Hong helps Chinatown…” (in the Nov. 6-14 issue). It is the only piece that fully describes Mr. Hong’s contribution — both in money and work — to his community, a tribute to how an immigrant gives back to his community.
I read your article, “Erasing race under the knife.” First off, I’m a white male.
I am not part of a political campaign. I am a former 14-plus-year homeowner in Olympia, with family in Tacoma and Lakewood. We are proudly Asian Americans.
As the partner of an Asian American, one of my most enlightening realizations in recent years has been the underrepresentation of the Asian American community in this nation. Therefore, it is my duty to support one candidate for U.S. Congress: Darcy Burner.
Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large cited revealing statistics from a recent study that breaks down the complex political demographic within the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
The Vietnamese community, of course, agonizes over what Little Saigon will mean to their children. It is a business enterprise zone where the fashions and people of Vietnam open their doors to commerce. At present, it is a wing and a satellite of the International District/Chinatown lacking a sense of place.
Gov. Chris Gregoire made commitments to support significant investments in the API community when she entered office. We believe she has honored those commitments by providing community health services, support for API small business, naturalization services, employment training, and other programs for refugees and immigrants.
Dino Rossi is running for governor because he wants to change the way state government deals with important issues facing Washington. Christine Gregoire has worked in government for 38 years and, unfortunately, has too often become part of the problem instead of the solution.
I am writing to point out factual inaccuracies in the article entitled “Ration Yourself” in the Aug. 30 – Sept. 5 issue.
When I saw the degree of damage in Chinatown from vandalism today, I almost ventured out despite a heart condition, past my curfew, to mingle with what rowdies might be attracted here during days of serious moonlight.