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
Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s ‘Future Ruins’ reminds us of the ’13th Man’

Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.
Feb 8, 2015
Still image from HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?s Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, 2014. Video, color, sound; 1:04:53. (Courtesy of the artists)

YAMS Collective: Redefining blackness with a month of free arts events

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Seattle learns that the answer is complicated in a series of events from the experimental art collective this month.
Feb 4, 2015
Meet young Eddie Huang, played by Hudson Yang. (Photo via "Fresh of the Boat" Facebook)

Seattle Asian Americans respond to “Fresh Off the Boat” before Wednesday premiere

The Globalist convened a panel of Seattleites to preview ABC's new Asian-American sitcom "Fresh of the Boat."
Feb 1, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015

Navigating America’s biracial identity crisis

We’re living in a post-racial America, right? Then why is identifying as more than one race still so hard?
Jan 9, 2015

The cost of family separation

Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015
More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

Young families of color de-gentrifying South Seattle?

Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.
Dec 29, 2014

#BlackLivesMatter at a crossroads

Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.
Dec 26, 2014
From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Afro-Asian solidarity in Seattle and across the Pacific

Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.
Dec 23, 2014
The sea of white at the Capitol Hill Block Party. (Photo by Bjørn Giesenbauer)

Surviving in Seattle’s sea of white

No matter how you slice it, a city that's almost 70 percent white can't really claim to be diverse.
Dec 11, 2014