“Hapa Tales:” Mixed Race memoir probes colonial legacy of a Hawaiian word

Throughout “Hapa Tales and Other Lies,” author Sharon H. Chang interrogates her evolving relationship to her Mixed Race identity, to Hawai’i, and to the problematic use of the word “hapa.”
Oct 16, 2018

Rising hate scrapes away Pacific Northwest’s so-called progressive image

Despite the Pacific Northwest’s reputation as a bastion of left liberal thinking, incidents of hate and bias upend the notion that there is no racism here.
Jun 9, 2017
Chairs at Eckstein Middle School. (Photo from Flickr by Cory Doctorow)

Why we need to save social justice teaching

Following the ouster from Seattle Public School of teachers who emphasize social justice, educators and allies look for ways to fight back.
Jan 21, 2016
Raising Mixed Race cover art by Janine Macbeth.

Raising Mixed Race: Seattle author shows realities facing multiracial children

Mixed race children experience racism in very real ways, but their parents don't like to see it.
Dec 9, 2015
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?
Sep 28, 2015

Meet this year’s outstanding contributors at The Globies!

Three outstanding contributors grew our coverage and helped make our year. Learn who, why and celebrate them at our Globie Awards on Sept. 26.
Jul 17, 2015
Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Confronting “the g word” in Columbia City

The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.
Jul 7, 2015
Roger Rigor. (Photo by Johan Liedgren)

Seattle School District displaces Roger Rigor, beloved Ida B. Wells teacher

Roger Rigor spent 18 years building a path to college for struggling high school students. Why did Seattle Public Schools push him out?
Jul 3, 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