Writing in an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, the five women on Seattle’s mostly female City Council responded to sexist attacks against them after a recent council vote sidetracked an arena proposal aimed at bringing the NBA back to the city.
Yao Ming was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6. The headline in the Washington Post now reads, “How Yao Ming subverted stereotypes and brought basketball to millions.” But only because the original headline, “Hall of Famer Yao Ming redefined ‘Chinaman’…” generated a huge backlash on social media. In an attempt to […]
By Christian Hill The Register-Guard EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Faye Stewart, the East Lane County, Oregon commissioner who is running for the U.S. Senate, has apologized for remarks condemned by some Vietnamese Americans as insensitive and dehumanizing. Stewart made the remarks at a March 10 forum at George Fox University in Newberg for the candidates […]
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
By Li Jin For Northwest Asian Weekly New York police officer Peter Liang was patrolling a dark staircase in a Brooklyn housing complex when his gun discharged accidentally, and the bullet struck and killed a man walking down the stairs with his girlfriend. This was terrible enough, but what made it worse was that it […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The new year has just begun and already so much has happened in Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest on award ceremonies, castings, and more. Awards season: on winning trophies and being racist It is awards season and celebrities are hitting the red carpet in droves! At […]
On Feb. 16, InterIm Community Development Association kicked off a social media series that highlights pictures and short narratives about life in Seattle’s Chinatown–International District (CID). Called “Voices of the CID,” the series can be followed on InterIm CDA’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Each week through May, InterIm CDA will feature photos and interview […]
By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” opened Feb. 6, more than a year after the rest of the world, in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. There were concerns that right-wing extremists may try […]
BANGKOK (AP) — “You just need to be white to win.”
A skin-whitening ad in Thailand featuring that slogan alongside a famous actress in blackface makeup sparked such outrage that the company pulled it Friday, Jan. 8, just a day after releasing it. The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From headlining ground-breaking television shows to dominating award ceremonies and industry promotions, 2015 was truly a banner year for Asian Americans in the media. Let’s reminiscence about this year’s top 15 highs — and lows. 15. “Sanjay’s Super Team” features first human protagonist of color in Pixar film Pixar […]