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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

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Northwest Asian Weekly

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a number of finalists who will receive $200 scholarships. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 31 No 7 | 2/11-2/17Comments (0)

IDENTITY: Growing up with a mixed background

IDENTITY: Growing up with a mixed background

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/30_36/michelle.JPGBy Michelle Wagner
SYLP student

When people first meet or see me, I’ve been told that it’s usually difficult to tell what ethnicity I am, and eventually, people ask me about it. I’ve been told that I look Caucasian, Mexican, anything except Asian.

To answer the question, I am half Chinese and a mix of German, Irish, and Scottish. As a girl who comes from a very mixed background, the questions that usually come up are:

“What is it like to be half Asian and half European?”

“Do you speak Chinese?”

“Which one of your parents is Asian?”

“What is your family like?”

“Do you consider yourself to be more Asian or Caucasian?” Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 36 | 9/3-9/9Comments (0)

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