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EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 6, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: APIs and Latinos Americans are underrepresent in all levels of government — this has to change now

EDITORIAL: APIs and Latinos Americans are underrepresent in all levels of government — this has to change now

A report released this week by the New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan organization, found that fewer than 2 percent 500,000 seats in state and local offices nationwide are held by Asian Americans or Latino. There is a clear disparity in representation here, as these voters comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population. The report […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

EDITORIAL: We support raising Washington state’s legal smoking age to 21

EDITORIAL: We support raising Washington state’s legal smoking age to 21

Have you ever driven down the street or walked through a public area only to spot someone who looks way too young to be smoking? Have you had to move seats on a restaurant patio or change hotel rooms (here or abroad) because of the lingering scent of cigarette smoke? Washington State Attorney General Bob […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

EDITORIAL: Seattle APIs need to honor MLK legacy at Jan. 18 march and rally

EDITORIAL: Seattle APIs need to honor MLK legacy at Jan. 18 march and rally

This Monday, Jan. 18, many Americans across the nation — but not enough — will celebrate and honor the legacy of the most famous Civil Rights activist in this country. Instead of treating this federal holiday like any other day off of work, we strongly urge you to attend and participate in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a rally and march, at Garfield High School in Seattle.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Our 5 wishes for Seattle’s ID in 2016

EDITORIAL: Our 5 wishes for Seattle’s ID in 2016

At the beginning of January, it feels natural to do a retrospective of the year before, take lessons, and think on how we’d want 2016 to look different. Here are five of our wishes: Wish 1: For no more senseless deaths in the ID There have been three known homicides in the International District (ID) […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

EDITORIAL: Good job, Abe

EDITORIAL: Good job, Abe

It took a lot of bravado for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to acknowledge and apologize for Japan’s war-time role in South Korean “comfort women” crimes. Why is this acknowledgement such a big deal? First, some history from the (somewhat) reliable source Wikipedia: “Comfort women were women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

EDITORIAL: Pushing the limit

EDITORIAL: Pushing the limit

The circus which has been the GOP candidate debates has brought up repeated, highlighted, and disturbing suggestions regarding issues involving immigration. The most disturbing, head-shaking, and eyebrow-raising is a somewhat showman-like proposal to segregate and/or to refuse admission to allow Muslims to immigrate into the United States. Unbelievable. The backlash about this not-so-modest proposal has […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: Keep on keeping it classy, Donald

EDITORIAL: Keep on keeping it classy, Donald

So what is the Asian American angle when it comes to writing an editorial about Donald Trump? Well, there isn’t a specific Asian American angle, but this is what is clear—he is racist. And that affects everyone. The list starts with his derogatory comments about Hispanics (not worth repeating here and which is probably common […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

EDITORIAL: No repeating mistakes — We should provide sanctuary and hope, not internment or rejection

The past few weeks have been a sociological nightmare, testing ideology, devotion to promises, subjection to fear. The unfortunate subject that has been affected and pushed the sensitive political buttons is the issue of the United States allowing in Syrian refugees. After the Paris terrorist attacks, the level of fear has been elevated and paranoia […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/41 Comment

EDITORIAL: Good job, kids!

EDITORIAL: Good job, kids!

Children of AAPIs deserve a pat on the back. A report from AARP titled “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+” found 73 percent of Asian Americans ages 45–55, compared to 49 percent of the general population, say they are expected to care for their aging parents. Forty-two percent of Asian Americans say […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

EDITORIAL: The power of touch — Campaigns you should be aware of

Who knew a touch could do so much? It can, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, more than 150,000 newborns die every year across China. This has prompted a WHO campaign on Weibo (somewhat similar to China’s version of Twitter). The campaign, called “First Embrace” and launched by WHO’s Regional Office […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: I do, I do. — Take on two husbands?

EDITORIAL: I do, I do. — Take on two husbands?

The era of China’s one-child policy, recently rescinded, has inevitably had its effects. The gender balance has been skewed. The ratio of men to women is out of porportion in China. It is estimated that there will be 30 million eligible bachelors in China by 2020. That is a large number, considering the male to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: Time to vote! — Northwest Asian Weekly’s endorsements

Initiative 1366 — NO   Initiative 1401 — YES Advisory Vote No. 10 — Maintained Advisory Vote No. 11 — Maintained Advisory Vote No. 12 — Maintained Advisory Vote No. 13 — Maintained King County Charter Amendment No. 1 — NO Proposition No. 1 — APPROVED Assessor: Lloyd Hara Director of Elections: Julie Wise or […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 44 | 10/24-10/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: Viet Cong? Really? — Band name causes controversy

EDITORIAL: Viet Cong? Really? — Band name causes controversy

Viet Cong. That is the name of the band that will be performing Oct. 16 at Neumos in Seattle. The art-rock /post-punk band’s name refers to the military force that fought the south Vietnamese government and the US during the Vietnam war, infamous for atrocities against both Vietnamese and Americans. It is a name that […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 43 | 10/17-10/232 Comments

Can one non-offensive word cause an uproar? — Apparently, it can

The word “deferring” got John Streamas, an Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University involved in controversy early in the semester Aug. 27.  What was the situation? It was a statement from a syllabus for a 200-level Introduction to Multicultural Literature class. The statement in the syllabus  included the […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 42 | 10/10-10/160 Comments

EDITORIAL: Where’s our ride?

EDITORIAL: Where’s our ride?

We’ve been writing about the streetcar for several years now. Amid concept, development, controversy, the distraction of construction, it has been fodder for community news. But once decided and construction was underway, the construct has been endured and anticipated. And it STILL is anticipated. And we are still waiting. But how long exactly are we […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 40 | 9/26-10/20 Comments

No more hazing!

No more hazing!

The abuse that Chun Hsien Deng suffered is heart-wrenching. If you haven’t heard about the case, a 19-year-old Asian American student died approximately two years ago due to hazing at Baruch College in New York. Deng was 19, studious, a competitive handball player, and he was an International Business major at Baruch College. His parents […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 34 No 39 | 9/19-9/250 Comments

Is it back to school for Seattle Public Schools? — Negotiations, negotiations…

And the negotiations have been tenuous. As of Sept. 8, there has been progress, but it depends on which side you are on. What does the Seattle Education Association (SEA) say? Despite having made progress in some areas (guaranteed 30 minutes recess for K-5, evaluation, enforceable case loads for therapists and other specialists, substitute issues), […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 38 | 9/12-9/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible  to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior,  and  it is a terrible  shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through  […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

An interesting article published recently by the website onlinedoctor.superdrug.com gave a fascinating look at how culture can shape and evaluate ideas of beauty and what we perceive as the ideal form and figure. The project was assigned to 18 freelance designers in different countries. Most who participated in the experiment/study were female (four males participated, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

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