Bystander training focuses on countering hate with solidarity

CAIR-WA and Densho will partner on a training that focuses on the principles of nonviolence, and on the importance of being supportive to the target rather than confronting the attacker.
Feb 4, 2019

Burien mayor says attacker referenced city’s sanctuary policies

Burien police say an assault on Mayor Jimmy Matta during the Olde Burien Block Party is being investigated as a possible hate crime, because the suspect mentioned the mayor's ethnicity.
Jul 23, 2018

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

Asians see decrease in hate crimes, but discrimination hasn’t gone away

Hate crimes against Asians are at their lowest rate in five years, but that doesn't mean that racist speech and acts of discrimination have gone away.
Jun 5, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.
Mar 24, 2017
Aaron Amundsen, co-owner of Emerald City Tattoo and Supply in Lake City received a hateful and threatening note soon after the November election. (Photo by Alex Bruell)

Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes

After an apparent post-election surge, the Seattle Police are trying to increase reporting and track hate crimes more effectively.
Mar 7, 2017

Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime

A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017
Seattle Quaker community members and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way last Ramadan in a show of solidarity and support. Here Megan Fair of CAIR-WA stands with Imam Bazi and Shabbir Ahmed. (Photo by Alex Garland)

How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era

With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017

Facebook Live video leads to hate crime charges against Seattle-area woman

King County prosecutors say a woman chased a driver, made angry statements about the driver's Latina ethnicity and posted video of the incident on Facebook.
Jan 11, 2017
(Photo from Flickr by Peter Guthrie)

Reflections on the ‘real America’ from inside the Seattle bubble

I didn’t know until recently that I'm a member of the ‘Democratic urban elite,' living in a bubble that doesn’t represent the ‘real America.’
Dec 21, 2016

Anti-Black Lives Matter letter investigated as hate crime

A threatening and racist letter referencing Black Lives Matter activism is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Jul 27, 2016

Seattle police investigating after assault spurs hate crime concerns

According to Black Owned Media Broadcasting, Seattle police declined to say whether the attack was being investigated as a hate crime.
Jul 15, 2016

Threats to Seattle mosque leads to arrest

The alleged threat to Idris Mosque comes two days after a threat was made against the Muslim Association of Puget Sound's mosque in Redmond.
Jun 14, 2016
MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Redmond mosque receives threat, boosts security for Ramadan

Redmond Police reported that it received a possible threat directed to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound Sunday night.
The vigil at Cal Anderson park for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Systemic racism and misogyny are killing Queer and Trans People of Color every day

Violence against Queer and Trans People of Color didn’t start in Orlando on Saturday, and it won’t end there.
Jun 13, 2016
Bellevue College (Photo from Flickr by Art Brom)

Hate speech at Bellevue College: Student group demands action

There have been at least five incidents of hate speech at Bellevue College this year threatening LGBTQ and Muslim students. It's time to take action.
May 23, 2016

Police say no hate crime in Hamza Warsame’s death

People in Seattle's Somali and Muslim communities felt the the 16-year-old's death was not investigated seriously until after community outcry.
May 10, 2016

Seattle church hit with racist graffiti over weekend

Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the cleanup and plans a prayer vigil at 10 a.m. Saturday April 30.
Apr 25, 2016

Africatown Innovation Center seeks community support after burglary, vandalism

The Africatown Center for Education and Innovation is working to get back up and running after the building was targeted by burglary and vandalism.
Mar 28, 2016

Muslim students call for greater scrutiny on Indiana shootings

Students questioned whether lack of public response to shooting of three young black men in Indiana — two of whom were Muslim — was due to race or religion.
Mar 4, 2016