A colleague who works in the media recently posted one of those rare “stop-scrolling-down” updates on Facebook. It was thought-provoking and hard to ignore.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.
By Assunta Ng Goodwill President Ken Colling is known for his fancy ties. What touches his friends and colleagues aren’t his ties, but his heart. At Ken’s retirement reception on June 6, about 200 people gathered at the Goodwill administration center, on Dearborn Avenue, to thank him for his 10 years of service at Goodwill. […]
A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.
Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]
“Taste of the 9th” celebrated the diverse cultures of 9th Congressional District with Congressman Adam Smith on Jan. 22 at the Mount Baker Community Club. Ninety people attended the event, including leaders from the Hispanic, Asian, and African American communities. Entertainment included a performance by the Lieu Quan Lion Dance Team.
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Now that Seattle has overwhelmingly passed Charter Amendment No. 19, to elect city council members by district rather than at large, what will happen to race representation? At the moment, city hall has little to offer. City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese American and half African American, […]
By Assunta Ng Last year, the famous photo of Unjin Lee crying beside Gov. Jay Inslee was featured all over the media when results showed that he was leading the exit polls on election night.
By Staff The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Irvine officials pledged to work on race relations on campus this week after a Black student found a hand-scrawled note in her backpack calling her a slave, making it the second racist incident that has offended Black students in recent weeks.