Conversation: Educational Racism and Our Children

This 2 hour conversational workshop will focus and address racism experienced by children as students in an academic setting as well as communal one. The conversation will touch upon race, melanated students, cultural competency and cultures in the curriculum. This will be an atmosphere of informational exchanges of ideologies and practices. If you are expecting […]
Jun 27, 2018

Conversation: Educational Racism and Our Children

This 2 hour conversational workshop will focus and address racism experienced by children as students in an academic setting as well as communal one. The conversation will touch upon race, melanated students, cultural competency and cultures in the curriculum. This will be an atmosphere of informational exchanges of ideologies and practices. If you are expecting […]

A family faces racism at a memorial: “Hey. This is America.”

James Hong says his family won't be intimidated by a racist encounter at a 9/11 memorial.
May 31, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo helps this writer understand her own privilege

In a talk at Seattle's The Riveter, Ijeoma Oluo spoke about systems of power, identity and privilege — particularly when it comes to the responsibility of writers.
May 16, 2018

UW study asks if ethnicity-based microaggressions affect health

The researchers are seeking participants who are black, Latino or multiracial, who will be compensated $10 for their time and a blood sample.
Apr 24, 2018

Starbucks under fire after two black men arrested while waiting for meeting

Starbucks CEO says what happened to the men was "reprehensible," and the manager who called Philadelphia police has left the company.
Apr 16, 2018

Washington courts adopt rule to close racial bias loophole in jury selection

The rule also formally acknowledges that "implicit, institutional, and unconscious biases, in addition to purposeful discrimination, have resulted in the unfair exclusion of potential jurors in Washington State."
Apr 11, 2018

A response to Charlottesville

Confronting White supremacy can begin with confronting one's own story and experiences with racism.
Aug 16, 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
Garfield High School students and teachers in a science class. (Photo from Flickr by NWABR)

Why are Seattle Public Schools still so segregated?

For years Seattle Public Schools have hosted magnet programs in schools with lots of students of color. But that doesn't help if those programs mostly serve white students.
Dec 12, 2016

The marginalization of Brown Asians

Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Eirik Solheim)

Shrine of Asshats: Seattle Reparations project slays the trolls

After her online Reparations project went viral, artist Natasha Marin has built a "Shrine of Asshats" where you can bear witness to the racist backlash.
Jul 28, 2016
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to us, too

For many Asian Americans, the strongest urge following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has been to utter four words to their parents: “We need to talk.”
Jul 9, 2016

New name for Squaw Bay on state agenda

A name change from Squaw Bay to Sq'emenen Bay would be the latest Washington state place name to change because of a racially offensive word.
Apr 28, 2016

Tay, Microsoft AI, goes offline after Internet teaches her to be racist

Microsoft launched Tay, an AI chatbot designed to appeal to 18- to 24-year-olds. Within 24 hours, the Internet taught her to be racist.
Mar 24, 2016
Young Bernie Sanders supporters rallied at Key Arena on Sunday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Your Bernie / Hillary fandom makes people of color invisible

When white liberals lionize their presidential candidate of choice, there's a hidden cost for people of color.
Mar 23, 2016

Traveling display counters hate after KKK robe left at Redmond business

The owner of From Rags to Riches, originally from the Bahamas, is still shaken by the incident.
Feb 17, 2016
Raising Mixed Race cover art by Janine Macbeth.

Raising Mixed Race: Seattle author shows realities facing multiracial children

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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."
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Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle high fives to celebrate Black lives

Why were Leschi Elementary students greeted with high fives as they arrived at school on Friday?
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