Amid all your arguments, I question your assessment of Wise “as an Asian American woman, to bring a perspective involving social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.”
I read [Mark Lee’s] Nov. 21 column on George W. Bush and Ehren Watada (“Bush and Watada: two intertwining stories”). I whole-heartedly agree with [Lee’s] column comments, and I find this amazing, as I know nothing about [him]. I am grateful for the published statement that … the courage of one’s convictions can make a difference.
To the Editor:
Maybe one of these days, rather than celebrating “Asian Americanism,” we could maybe, just maybe, not need to point out achievement based on racism. Would you be offended if we had a Northwest White Weekly? Be honest and think about it.
[In the Dec. 26, 2009–Jan. 1, 2010] issue, I read about the man who sued for being called a communist and it bothers me because the communist party is usually a law-abiding political party, and it is not a criminal attack to call someone a communist.
This story had been covered thoroughly by The Seattle Times as well as the Northwest Asian Weekly after it happened. But was it really necessary to rehash the whole event one more time in your paper? Surely, there are other stories of interest for you to present rather than bringing further embarrassment to him, his family, and associates.
We watched, with repulsion, the return of the Bodies exhibit to Seattle this fall. We are offended and disgusted at the disingenuous attempt to disguise the commercial displaying of human bodies as “education.” There are ways to educate the general public about the human body and disease without mining dead bodies for their shock value.
Now it may be true that a large number of American people are attributing their dissatisfaction with Obama to his multitasking — but are these people right? Should he just concentrate on war in Afghanistan? Should he just focus on the economy? How about just health care?
The Children’s Alliance has worked for years to ensure that children in Washington state do not have to wait for health coverage, no matter their immigration status. Under the state’s Apple Health for Kids program, both documented and undocumented children are eligible for coverage — with no waiting period.
First of all, his letter holds forth from the vantage point of two illusions: If whites had never colonized invaded, raped, enslaved, and abused Africa, it would be paradise — and the idea that if Blacks were given jobs, fair schools, if the [government] kept crack out of the neighborhoods, American cities would be paradises.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak about the programs and services of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA). As a national organization with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., NAPCA was established in Seattle in 1979 as a result of a broad-based, collective effort of community leaders who cared deeply about issues affecting Asian/Pacific Islander seniors.