By Alexis Mansanarez Northwest Asian Weekly Words matter. That was the message Jose Antonio Vargas shared in front of an at-capacity University of Washington (UW) lecture hall Oct. 6, and a phrase that has framed his career. Vargas elaborated on the complexity of migration and population changes within the United States, and used his own […]
By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary “White People” was getting folks to talk about race when they didn’t feel the issue concerned them — like those quoted as saying they consider white the “default race” or “normal.” So filmmaker Jose Antonio […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]
By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) — Immigration authorities said Monday they won’t take action against a Pulitzer
News that the Obama administration will offer immunity to illegal immigrants under the age of 30 came as a relief to many, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who came out last year as an undocumented immigrant. Though the change will affect an estimated 800,000 immigrants, it excludes Vargas, who, at the age […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 8–10 in Seattle, hundreds of leaders and change-makers from across the United States will participate in the Guiding Lights Weekend conference on the art of great citizenship.
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas worried about a looming deadline: the expiration of an illegally obtained Oregon driver’s license that had allowed him to get his first full-time job at a top U.S. newspaper. The 30-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner who covered the Virginia […]
Last week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shocked the country by publicly admitting to a secret that he had been harboring for years.