Jaya Duckworth (second from right) and friends at a recent rally. (Photo courtesy Jaya Duckworth.)

“Please select one”: Growing up with a multiracial identity

"What are you?" A Seattle high school student has a brilliant answer to this all-too-familiar question.
Nov 21, 2016
Qanani Kalil speaks about identifying as Muslim American. (Photo by Eman Rahman)

“Muslim American” or Muslim in America?

A writer from India talks to three Muslim Americans, to try to understand how they identify with the term.
Aug 5, 2016
(Photo illustration by Elizabeth Alvarado)

The troubling term that’s undermining Latino identity

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
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Seattle photographer issues a new kind of passport

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
Mulugeta Abate, chef at Lovage restaurant on 1st Avenue. (Video still by Aida Solomon)

I AM ETHIOPIA: The fusion flavors of chef Mulugeta Abate

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
"1969, 2010, " Archival pigment print by Canh Nguyen. Part of the Under My Skin Exhibit at Wing Luke.

Is George Zimmerman white, Latino or mixed race? Depends on who you ask.

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
“Gosei” depicts Laura Kina’s daughter and is one of Kina’s five pieces at the new Wing Luke Museum exhibit, Under My Skin. (Photo via laurakina.com)

You don’t have to be mixed-race to have a mixed identity

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
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OuterSpaces tour unites voices from the margins at Washington Hall

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
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As tensions mount between Iran and Israel, an Iranian Jew is asked to pick a side

“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