Rising hate scrapes away Pacific Northwest’s so-called progressive image

Despite the Pacific Northwest’s reputation as a bastion of left liberal thinking, incidents of hate and bias upend the notion that there is no racism here.
Jun 9, 2017

South Asian women push back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry Doctors”

Piyali Bhattacharya's anthology of essays by 27 different writers adds nuance and dimension to the story South Asian women in America.
May 10, 2017

Make America Love Again: Seattle students walk out

On Monday, thousands of students from schools across Seattle walked out of class as a reaction to the election of Donald Trump as president.
Nov 16, 2016
Chairs at Eckstein Middle School. (Photo from Flickr by Cory Doctorow)

Why we need to save social justice teaching

Following the ouster from Seattle Public School of teachers who emphasize social justice, educators and allies look for ways to fight back.
Jan 21, 2016
Raising Mixed Race cover art by Janine Macbeth.

Raising Mixed Race: Seattle author shows realities facing multiracial children

Mixed race children experience racism in very real ways, but their parents don't like to see it.
Dec 9, 2015
Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle high fives to celebrate Black lives

Why were Leschi Elementary students greeted with high fives as they arrived at school on Friday?
Sep 28, 2015
Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Confronting “the g word” in Columbia City

The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.
Jul 7, 2015
Roger Rigor. (Photo by Johan Liedgren)

Seattle School District displaces Roger Rigor, beloved Ida B. Wells teacher

Roger Rigor spent 18 years building a path to college for struggling high school students. Why did Seattle Public Schools push him out?
Jul 3, 2015
The first day of school is uncertain enough without racializing kids. (Photo from Flickr by Eden, Janine and Jim)

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools. What race are you?

Enrolling your child in Seattle Public Schools means choosing their race and ethnicity from a confounding list of checkboxes.
May 5, 2015

Time to shed the ‘progressive mystique’ and confront racism in Seattle

We may fancy ourselves a progressive city, but the recent history of race in Seattle suggests we've got a long ways to go.
Mar 2, 2015