Archive | Vol 30 No 36 | 9/3-9/9

RACISM: Study of micro aggressions

RACISM: Study of micro aggressions

By Sandy Yee SYLP student In a world full of diversity often come racial disputes, which can also be identified as racial micro aggressions, forms of subtle discrimination. Because they’re so subtle, not everyone realizes that they happen. People assume that discrimination equals hate crimes, violence, and racial slurs. However, treating others differently is also […]

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RACISM: Beyond the skin

RACISM: Beyond the skin

By Chloe Choi SYLP student The Summer Youth Leadership Program focuses on educating, empathizing, and empowering the youth of today. One of our main focuses was on the discrimination against minorities, primarily the Asian population. Our group discussed different forms of discrimination that Asian Americans face and ways to respond to these. As we sat […]

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RACISM: Ending racism

RACISM: Ending racism

By Brandon Wong SYLP student The weeks I spent in the Summer Youth Leadership Program have been inspirational and have changed me. I met new friends, learned more about Asian Americans, and learned from many great speakers. My favorite speaker would have to be Thach Nguyen. He’s like a role model for me. Thach dreams […]

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RACISM: Racism and stereotypes

RACISM: Racism and stereotypes

By Shusuke Sugihara SYLP student The Summer Youth Leadership Program taught me many things this summer. We have learned about racism and stereotypes of Asian Americans through different speakers, all of whom are successful people. The speeches made me think about one of the biggest problems in our society: racism. People believe that people are […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Why are Asian people so smart?

MODEL MINORITY: Why are Asian people so smart?

By Alan Reilly SYLP student When I was in American school, in almost every single class I had, there was always someone who asked me the question, “Why are Asian people so smart?” I didn’t really know the answer when they asked, but as I continue my education here [at the Summer Youth Leadership Program], […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Stereotypes

MODEL MINORITY: Stereotypes

Eric Chan SYLP student As I progress through the Summer Youth Leadership Program, I’m starting to realize a lot of things about being Asian American and how stereotypes can affect my future goals and success. Growing up with first generation Chinese American parents and being the oldest child, I am expected to lead and pave […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Transition to youth

MODEL MINORITY: Transition to youth

By Vivian Chan SYLP student Time is inevitable. The clock ticks continuously as our lives grow shorter. As one generation fades, the other steps in. Asian Americans are viewed as a stereotypical group of people who keep to themselves and walk their path with their eyes shut. But which generation is this describing? The sons […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Stereotypes … can we put this flame out?

MODEL MINORITY: Stereotypes … can we put this flame out?

By Chris Lee SYLP student Stereotypes … now where do I begin? Stereotypes are extremely common in our culture. Whether you are judged by your race or by how you act, stereotypes will be difficult to stop. Our culture has been adapted to judge someone based on their appearance. What we can control is making […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Asian stereotypes and how SYLP has changed them

MODEL MINORITY: Asian stereotypes and how SYLP has changed them

By Ryan Wong SYLP student Over the course of our lives, we have been faced with a bunch of stereotypes, such as, Asians have small eyes or Asians eat rice every day. I have seen people with really big eyes, and they are Asian. Also, we eat things besides rice, like noodles. People should think […]

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MODEL MINORITY: Emerging as an Asian American

MODEL MINORITY: Emerging as an Asian American

By Harrison Lo SYLP student Asian Americans were thought to be ninjas, to be seen and yet unseen in society. We are seen as the minority group that has it best. We can take the racist remarks and comments as if they are nothing. Why has this become the image of Asians today? We hardly […]

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BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?

BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?

By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area […]

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BLOG: Women hold half the sky in Chinatown

BLOG: Women hold half the sky in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng   Aug. 26 marked the success of several months of hard work, dedication, and commitment in the Chinese community. In Chinatown, there were two separate events held at the same time, both for bettering the community. At the House of Hong dinner for the surveillance camera project, to fight against crime, 350 […]

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BLOG: McGinn’s public relations disaster 

BLOG: McGinn’s public relations disaster 

. By Assunta Ng Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is a smart guy with good intentions. Here is the problem, though. He often acts opposite to what he intends, destroying good will and the relationships he has built.

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BLOG: My way or no way at all

By Assunta Ng “Asian Americans don’t scream like African Americans in fighting for what they want.” That’s the observation of an Asian elected official. Without the support of the Asian community, she lamented, she can’t get things done. “You know how the Black community is. They scream and yell if you don’t give them what […]

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BLOG: An interesting day in court …

By Assunta Ng “Are you a relative of [murder suspect] Dr. Louis Chen?” a reporter asked me at the King County Superior Court as soon as I sat down.

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