By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Read part 1 of this story here. Recently, while Michelle Tran rode the bus with her cousin, Tran’s cousin made a comment to a woman who took up<!–more–> multiple seats on the bus. The woman responded with a negative comment about her cousin’s race. “My cousin was very confused […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Recently, I was hanging out in the library. Somebody came up to be and randomly asked <!–more–>me if I was Korean or Japanese or something like that,” said Michelle Tran. “I said, ‘No, I am half-Chinese, half-Vietnamese.’ They were like, ‘Oh, where were you born?’ And I said, ‘I […]
The impact of diversity in a community is difficult, if not impossible, to ignore.
When high school students take the lead in fostering diversity, their parents support their efforts to reach out across racial lines, both domestically and internationally.
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.