By now, you’ve heard that tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for refusing to speak to the media. It marked the first time a major star walked away from a major tournament without an injury—at least one that’s visible. On the last day of Mental Health Month, Osaka […]
It felt like a step toward normalcy in a post-pandemic world. Visitors swarmed the Chinatown-International District (ID) over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing crowds that have been missing for a better part of a year, since COVID-19 arrived in Washington state and the U.S. Those crowds—a welcome sight for local businesses that have been struggling […]
Dear Editor, Many Asian community leaders have been telling the media focusing on the main challenges of Asian Americans that language barriers and cultural differences cause the discrimination. This reminds me of the most insulting Bill O’Reilly report done about Asian Americans. O’Reilly sent a reporter to New York’s Chinatown and interviewed senior citizens who […]
I remember the exact moment I heard the news that the coronavirus had been traced to a city in China. My first thought was that it was just a matter of time before the scapegoating would begin.
After George Floyd’s gruesome killing triggered a national reckoning about anti-Black violence, toxic legacies of slavery, and systemic racism, the recent massacre in Asian-operated businesses in Atlanta has broadened the debate to include endemic anti-Asian violence and hate in America.
The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and it is even more notable now—after more than a year in which the AAPI community has experienced a rise in racist attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In and around Seattle, and virtually, there are many ways you can celebrate and support […]
By Shomya Tripathy For Northwest Asian Weekly This past year, the Asian community has experienced a heightened level of racism, violence, and harassment. As a result, community members are rightfully fearful of the physical violence they might encounter on the street, at the workplace, or in their homes. As we honor victims and survivors of […]
By Mike Dillon For Northwest Asian Weekly A few weeks after the Biden inauguration, a Japanese American friend was accosted in an Everett pharmacy by two fellows who told him to go back home. In his case, that would have meant the small town in eastern Washington where he grew up. These Covid-scapegoating days remind […]
By State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commissioner, and Rich Stolz, Executive Director of OneAmerica For Northwest Asian Weekly Our country is in the midst of a long overdue reckoning with racial injustices and systemic inequality. While those issues have finally moved to the front of our collective focus, environmental justice and […]
Last summer, a diverse group of Seattleites came together out of deep concerns over the serious issues facing our city. We are long overdue to finding solutions to put us on the right track and to our great city’s full potential. We have endured a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, complete with home lockdowns, […]