Dear Editor, Recently, there has been a lot of discussion, discourse and, at times, heated debate about the impact and inclusion of refugees and immigrants to the United States. We at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) want to reaffirm our commitment, mission and values. VFA stands in support of welcoming refugees of all backgrounds, including […]
LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?
Dear Editor: American. If one is very proud of one’s heritage, one can say “American of Asian Heritage.” However, we should not automatically label ourselves as a sub-group as Asian American unless we label our entire fellow
LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions
Dear Editor, The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II.
LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle
Dear Editor, This is to share some horrible experience I had recently. Fortunately, there was no physical injury involved here. My vehicle, parked on a street got vandalized near the Terry Ave. and Stewart St. crossing on the night of Thursday, April 29. Someone smashed the rear windshield and stole my gym bag from the car. […]
Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”
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 […]
Biased, wrong reporting
The following letter to King 5 News was sent to the NW Asian Weekly for publication. Dear Editor, I saw a story on your 6 p.m. news clip last night reported by Lynda Byron on the mayor’s minimum wage symposium that was very biased and wrong. In the news clip, Ms. Byron interviewed and reported […]
LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue
Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.
LETTER: Retain Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel
Dear Editor, I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel.
LETTER: Racism at restaurant?
Dear Editor, If you think that Seattle is a city of diversity and respect, think twice. I’d like to share with you my dining experience that was racially motivated. Seemingly, it would only happen in the 1930s or 1940s.
LETTER: Restaurant responds
Dear Editor, As the general manager of this restaurant, I am concerned with all feedback and address each and every one accordingly.