I wasn’t expecting an adventure when one of Northwest Asian Weekly’s reporters invited me to mentor a group of young professional women at The Vine. Drama unfolded as I walked in.
Letter: Seattle Times column labels Olympian Patrick Chan as a whiner, is offensive to Asians
Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.
Virgina Tech faces $43M suit over student’s suicide
The lawsuit claims the university didn’t contact Kim, his parents, roommates, or professors after a friend sent an e-mail to the school’s health center saying the 21-year-old senior was suicidal. It says the school relied on a police officer’s assessment that Kim seemed OK.
U.S. and Indian cultures clash over piercing
For 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah’s school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. To other Indians, the incident was emblematic of how it can still be difficult for the American melting pot to absorb certain aspects of their cultural and religious traditions.
Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom
“Maybe we should go to China this year.” These are the eight words my wife, Maya, used yesterday to officially announce that we will begin planning a family trip to China some time this year.
Indonesia says OK to Facebook — but no flirting!
By Indra Harsaputra The Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.
China says Johnson & Johnson baby products OK
BEIJING (AP) — The State Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it found no evidence that Johnson & Johnson baby products made in China contain potential carcinogens as alleged by an activist group.
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