The author graduated in the top 1% of her class at Bellevue High School. (Photo by Melanie Hassler)

Student attitudes not keeping up with growing diversity in Bellevue schools

As a graduate of Bellevue High School’s Class of 2011, and a person of color, I am skeptical that demographic changes will mean more opportunity for students of color on the east side.
Mar 17, 2014
Campaign pamphlets for Indian-American Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant. (Photo by pnwbot via Flickr)

Is Seattle a white city, or do we just vote that way?

With all of the progressive steps our city has taken in the past few years, why does meaningful minority representation still elude us?
Nov 21, 2013
Zines picked up at the Race Riot! Tour stop on Capitol Hill last week. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Race Riot! zine tour touches down in Seattle

In Seattle and around the globe, people of color are carving out their own spaces in a traditionally white-dominated zine culture.
Oct 31, 2013

Exploring the world’s connections with Seattle

Seattle Globalist co-founder and columnist Sarah Stuteville starts a new weekly column in The Seattle Times today: Friday night at The Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill: the music pounds, the bathrooms stink and Russian politics are the topic of the night. I’m at a benefit show for Pussy Riot — a punk rock band arrested […]
Oct 26, 2012

Kent International Festival a celebration of city’s diversity

I had a big decision to make in the Kent Town Square Plaza on Saturday. Do I go with my gut, and pick the Mediterranean mixed gyro and falafel, or taste adventure with the Irish corned beef sliders? The Thai and Laotian gai yang dish, with grilled chicken and Thai seasoning, looked delicious, too, and my preference for Mexican […]
Jun 18, 2012