Appeal to LWSD’s Response to Discrimination Complaint

We filed a formal discrimination complaint against LWSD on March 31st. On May 2nd, LWSD ruled against our complaint and denied our request for information disclosure and a public apology (see LWSD’s response below ). On May 10th, we filed an appeal with the district superintendent, Dr. Jon Holm, and the district board. Below is … Read more

An Open Letter to All House Democrats – Laurie Jinkins’s decision to kill the Chinese American History Month Bill was wrong.

This year, SB 5264, the Chinese American History Month bill, passed the state Senate 48 to 0 and made it as far as the House floor calendar. An all-member floor vote would designate January as Chinese American History Month, just as the state legislature did in 2019 – designating October as Filipino American Month. However, … Read more

Formal Discrimination Complaint Filed Against LWSD

On March 31, after more than a month’s effort to resolve the Blackwell Elementary Chinese New Year incident with LWSD failed, we filed a formal discrimination complaint against LWSD. LWSD superintendent and board were copied on this complaint. Dear Mr. Patterson, Recently, we received reports from the Chinese American community about a Washington Civil Rights … Read more

Blackwell Elementary Chinese American Community’s letter to LWSD

On March 18th, Blackwell Elementary principal, Jim Eaton, sent out an “apology” letter addressing the Blackwell Chinese New Year incident. The Chinese American community has repeatedly requested that the school and district rescind their decision to label the incident as “cultural appropriation” and issue an apology to Mrs. Nicholson and the Chinese American community. Yet, … Read more

Democrats should be held accountable for denying Chinese American History Month

In 1785, three Chinese immigrants landed in the US, starting Americans of Chinese descent’s long history in this country. In Washington, this history can be traced back to the beginning of the Washington Territory in 1853, at which time a measure was adopted to deny Chinese people the right to vote. Despite this discrimination, Chinese … Read more

Press Release – Calling it 21st century Chinese Exclusion, Chinese American community strongly condemns House Democratic Leadership for expelling Americans Of Chinese descent history month bill from WA state law

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 7, 2022 CALLING IT 21st CENTURY CHINESE EXCLUSION, CHINESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY STRONGLY CONDEMNS HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP FOR EXPELLING AMERICANS OF CHINESE DESCENT HISTORY MONTH BILL FROM WA STATE LAW Bellevue Washington – March 7, 2022 – Outraged by House Democratic Leadership’s expulsion of the Americans of Chinese descent history month bill from … Read more

How much does House Democrat hate the Chinese American Community?

We have been watching this legislative session’s bill cutoff day wrap up in front of our eyes in disbelief! The House Democratic Leadership valued pickleball over Chinese American history and passed the pickleball bill before the 5pm deadline, but did not bring the American of Chinese Descent History Month bill out for a floor vote.  Chinese immigrants first landed in … Read more

Request a formal investigation into the Blackwell Elementary Chinese New Year incident

At the request of Chinese American parents at the Blackwell Elementary School in LWSD, we submitted the request for a formal investigation today. Below is the letter sent to Director Ortega: Dear Director Ortega, As I mentioned in my letter to Mrs. Nicholson last night, we are requesting a formal investigation into the Blackwell Elementary … Read more

Public Testimony Opposing HB 1727

HB 1727 would eliminate the statewide general election in odd-numbered years. It would effectively take away people’s constitutional right to propose and repeal laws via initiatives and referendums in odd-numbered years. We testified against it at the House committee public hearing on January 19, 2022. Below is our testimony: Thank you, Chair Valdez and members … Read more

A racial stereotyping book is used in LWSD classrooms, yet the district is slow in taking action to address Chinese community’s concerns

Last month, we received a report about a racial stereotyping book that is being used in LWSD classrooms. The book is The Cricket in Times Square. According to some Chinese students, they felt offended by content of the book. We did a research on the book, and the students were right. This book contains the … Read more