The Voices of Children: A Documentary Screening and Dialogue on Children’s Rights

Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about […]
Nov 7, 2017
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Do Black Lives Matter in the workplace? Colleagues should do more

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

"What are you?" A Seattle high school student has a brilliant answer to this all-too-familiar question.
Nov 21, 2016
Donald Byrd performing in The Minstrel Show Revisited. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

Positive Disruption: Donald Byrd is the 2016 Globalist of the Year

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 Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance

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

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

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

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”

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”

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)

Strategies for turning those racist comments from family members into learning opportunities about privilege
Aug 21, 2015
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Charleston shooting horrifying backlash to #BlackLivesMatter

Writer Sonora Jha despite the stated motives in the Charleston shooting, the work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement must go on.
Jun 19, 2015
Rachel Dolezal resigned as President of the Spokane NAACP after it was revealed that she'd misrepresented her race for years.

How Rachel Dolezal’s lies hurt black people

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

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
The first day of school is uncertain enough without racializing kids. (Photo from Flickr by Eden, Janine and Jim)

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools. What race are you?

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

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

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

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

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