🍜 The first Chinese restaurant outside of Chinatown
Plus: Some resources to support the AAPI community.
Hello, it’s Thursday.
On Tuesday night, an attack on several spas in Atlanta ended in eight people being killed. Six of them were Asian women.
I bring this up even though it took place across the country because the attack’s reach was far greater than that city, those involved, and their families. What we saw was a reflection of what many of us in the AAPI community already knew to be true — that no matter how much the media or others tell us we are just as “American” as our white counterparts — we will always be seen as outsiders and dehumanized where it suits the needs of others.
Seattle’s AAPI community makes up 15% of the city’s population and its history is rich and deserves to be celebrated, but more importantly, it’s still being written. People of color in America were never seen as equals and in many instances, they still aren’t today — educate yourself on why that is and take time to seek out the voices speaking out and actively working to change this.
Here are some links to round-ups of resources to support the AAPI community: Kim Saira on IG, Hollis Wong-Wear on IG, AAJA board member Sarah Belle Lin, and The Cut. Consider picking up a copy of the International Examiner or Northwest Asian Weekly and making a donation, follow local organizations like Humbows Not Hotels, and keep educating yourself — the Wing Luke Museum is a great resource.
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