By Assunta Ng A few years ago, I received a troublesome e-mail. A young Asian female was rejected by the University of Washington’s main campus. So she sought admission at the UW Bothell campus instead. Her family was furious for fear of losing face in front of friends and relatives. They used harmful words to scold their […]
COMMENTARY: Is Obama a man of the people?
By Hai Tran For Northwest Asian Weekly Several days ago, I received an e-mail from President Barack Obama with the subject line “Do you want to have dinner with me?” A thought ran through my mind, “Wow, only in America would a president ask to have dinner with regular folk like me.” I understood, of […]
Musical legend Lea Salonga rises from Manila to Broadway
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Before she won a Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of Kim in the hit musical “Miss Saigon,” Lea Salonga captivated audiences inside her childhood home near Manila. “One of my earliest memories was singing at family parties,” said Salonga. “Whenever somebody asked me to sing, I kind of […]
Righting a wrong — Congress seeks to amend Civil Rights Act for benefit of cannery workers
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Congressman Jim McDermott introduced a bill last week that would right a wrong inflicted upon many Asian American cannery workers more than 30 years ago. The amendment to the 1991 Civil Rights Act would strike language that has prevented cannery workers from seeking legal damages for discrimination.
Queer APIs use identities to address violence and oppression
Part 2 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The feeling of disdain was palpable at one particular South Asian event that Bish, who wishes that his full name not be used in this story, and his partner attended. Bish […]
EDITORIAL: Students offer more than just the color of their skin
Do students of color require special consideration? This is an issue that schools across the country have tried to resolve through affirmative action or other special measures. Should spaces be allotted to rectify inequalities and enhance diversity? There are many who oppose affirmative action, and there are those who see it as the answer to […]