The organization Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together, or F.I.G.H.T., offer mentoring, support and political education  to incarcerated men of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. The photo shows leaders and participants at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Eastern Washington. (Courtesy photo.)

F.I.G.H.T. helps Asian, Pacific Islanders readjust after prison

F.I.G.H.T., or Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together, provides mentoring and support to men of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in state prisons.
Mar 25, 2016
Does the Seattle majority fear a Planet of the Apes end game?

No Place Like Home: Apartheid in the Emerald City

White Seattle fancies itself a bastion of multiculturalist progress. Is there something else lurking beneath the surface?
Feb 12, 2014
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4 picks from The Seattle Asian American Film Festival

I’m pretty used to complaining. And as a professor of Asian American media, believe me, I’ve got lots to complain about. From the underrepresentation of Asian Americans on film and television to the appalling stereotypes that often typify the rare times we do appear (see Two Broke Girls) to the persistence of yellowface as an […]
Jan 22, 2013
The much-adored Green Village homemade pepper sauce. Made fresh in house, it’s a favorite among the restaurant’s regular guests. (Photo by Lisa Strube-Kilgore)

China to Taiwan to Seattle, a family legacy lives on at Green Village

As I sat clicking dispiritedly through take-out menus in search of lunch, Chi Sun Lu walked by my desk on her way outside for a quick cigarette. ”Lu,” I asked, ”Can you recommend any really good, authentic Chinese restaurants in town?” She stopped in her tracks, turned, and eyed me silently as though waiting for […]
Jan 2, 2013
Linh Vu and Nancy Huang ask a Beacon Hill resident if she's registered to vote. (Photo by Kat Chow)

Pounding the Pavement to get out the Asian Pacific Islander vote

Despite a growing population, Washington’s Asian Pacific Islander community has a disproportionately low percentage of registered voters. This election season, community leaders are launching a big push to change that. Nancy Huang, a senior at Garfield High School, had never canvassed before. But there she was on a sunny afternoon in Beacon Hill, standing nervously on […]
Apr 20, 2012