As tensions mount between Iran and Israel, an Iranian Jew is asked to pick a side
by Roxana Norouzi
“So are you on team Iran or Israel?” A few days ago I walked into a coffee shop to meet my friend and that was the first thing she asked me. A quick Google search revealed the headlines like “Iran Says Preemptive Strike on Israel Possible” “Israel Threatens to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities” “Iran and […]
Feb 29, 2012
OuterSpaces tour unites voices from the margins at Washington Hall
by Luzviminda Uruzi "Lulu" Carpenter
As a mixed race, Filipina, 2nd generation immigrant, Black, round, queer, 1st generation college student, daughter of farm workers from a military family, it was pretty hard to find my reflection in mainstream media growing up. But I found another world of people who, just like me, did not “fit” with the mainstream, but were […]
Nov 27, 2012
You don’t have to be mixed-race to have a mixed identity
by Maggie Thorpe
A new exhibit at the Wing Luke museum is part of a growing movement that says our identity is a personal choice, not a fact of birth.
Jun 24, 2013
Is George Zimmerman white, Latino or mixed race? Depends on who you ask.
by LeiLani Nishime
It’s been nearly two weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down, and the conversations in my Facebook feed have shifted from outrage and sorrow to more nuanced discussions of the state of race in the U.S.
Aug 1, 2013
I AM ETHIOPIA: The fusion flavors of chef Mulugeta Abate
by Aida Solomon
The second installment of Globalist Apprentice Aida Solomon's series "I AM ETHIOPIA" profiles a Seattle chef who's redefining his culture's cuisine.
Aug 5, 2014
Seattle photographer issues a new kind of passport
by Reagan Jackson
A new interactive art installation invites people to consider ways race, nationality, gender and other boxes are used to limit and divide people.
Sep 11, 2014
The troubling term that’s undermining Latino identity
by Elizabeth Alvarado
If you're a well-educated, successful young Latino with lots of friends of other races, you've probably been called this. No, it's not a compliment.
Mar 9, 2016
“Muslim American” or Muslim in America?
by Eman Rahman
A writer from India talks to three Muslim Americans, to try to understand how they identify with the term.
Aug 5, 2016
“Please select one”: Growing up with a multiracial identity
by Jaya Duckworth
"What are you?" A Seattle high school student has a brilliant answer to this all-too-familiar question.
Nov 21, 2016