Do Black Lives Matter in the workplace? Colleagues should do more
by Tierra Johnson
Charlottesville was a reminder that allies must do more than the bare minimum in support of race and equity, including for their workplace colleagues.
Sep 13, 2017
“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
Positive Disruption: Donald Byrd is the 2016 Globalist of the Year
by Jessica Partnow
On Friday October 14, The Seattle Globalist will recognize Donald Byrd as the 2016 Globalist of the Year, celebrating his outstanding body of work and the dance company’s 2015-16 season, #RACEish: an exploration of America’s 240 years of (failed) race relations.
Jul 28, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions
The court ruled 4-3 in favor of a University of Texas at Austin admissions policy intended to foster racial and ethnic diversity on campus.
Jun 23, 2016
Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance
by Reagan Jackson
Spectrum Dance Theater's #RACEish series, which concludes with "The Minstrel Show," opens challening conversations about race through the medium of dance.
Jun 15, 2016
Top 5 things to do in Seattle this May
by Forrest Baum
It’s May! Time to march for your rights, eat pierogis, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo the authentic way.
May 4, 2016
Seattle artist pulls beauty from the ashes of gender violence
by afrose fatima ahmed
Artist Satpreet Kahlon shows the visceral aftermath of gender violence in "What's Left Behind," on display now at Seattle's Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery.
Jan 28, 2016
Think & Drink events on race make white guy think
by Forrest Baum
Humanities Washington's Think & Drink series has focused on bringing people together to talk about race over beers for the past two years.
Nov 19, 2015
The best and worst of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”
by Christina Twu
Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.
Nov 11, 2015
After tackling racist lake name, Crosscut takes on “Squaw”
by Venice Buhain
After spearheading the charge to change a racist lake name, Crosscut writer Knute Berger takes issue with the use of the word "Squaw."
Oct 29, 2015
How to talk to other white people about race (and why it’s necessary)
by Kayla Blau
Strategies for turning those racist comments from family members into learning opportunities about privilege
Aug 21, 2015
Charleston shooting horrifying backlash to #BlackLivesMatter
by Sonora Jha
Writer Sonora Jha despite the stated motives in the Charleston shooting, the work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement must go on.
Jun 19, 2015
How Rachel Dolezal’s lies hurt black people
by Ijeoma Oluo
For Rachel Dolezal, appropriating a black identity was easier than putting in real work as a white ally.
Jun 15, 2015
Washington state’s regressive tax system fuels economic racism
by Ben Henry
Can Washington state be that socially progressive with a regressive tax system that throws low-income people of color under the bus?
May 11, 2015
Welcome to Seattle Public Schools. What race are you?
by Sharon H Chang
Enrolling your child in Seattle Public Schools means choosing their race and ethnicity from a confounding list of checkboxes.
May 5, 2015
Viet Cong’s loaded band name a cautionary tale to indie artists
by Charlie Zaillian
What’s in a name? For Viet Cong, who plays a sold-out show in Seattle this Friday, way more than they thought.
Mar 25, 2015
Musicians say Seattle club ‘Chop Suey’ needs a name change
by Christina Twu
Seattle music mainstay Chop Suey is getting some unwanted attention upon new ownership.
Feb 26, 2015
Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims
by Atia Musazay
Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
‘Hypocrisy’ in new Kendrick Lamar lyrics has fans debating
by Olivia Fuller
A few lines have earned Kendrick Lamar's new single 'The Blacker the Berry' a closer reading than any hip hop song in years.
Feb 12, 2015