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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Ask A Therapist: What to Do When Your Teen Doesn’t Want You at the Doctor, and Setting Boundaries with Negativity

Counselors Roy Fisher and Liz Covey answer two questions each month for South Seattle Emerald’s “Ask A Therapist.” Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions and Covey and Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.

This month, readers asked the Emerald what to do when your teenager doesn’t want you at the doctor anymore, and how to set boundaries around negativity with family members.

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Trailblazers Establishes Educational Pillars for Students of Color

by Carolyn Bick

In Theresa Hardy’s Trailblazers class at Washington Middle School, change starts with a fundamental shift in how the class’ middle school students view themselves.

“Either they consider themselves a victim, they act like a victim, or they think like a victim – or they don’t understand what’s happening to them. So from victim, going through the Trailblazers program, they become educated,” Hardy said. “Once you become educated, and educated on how to navigate through the system, you can be successful. … And from educated, they become educators.”

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OPINION: The 2020 Census Matters for Asian Pacific Islander Communities

(This article was originally published at acrs.org and has been reprinted with permission. This article also appeared in the International Examiner.)

by Jocelyn Lui

Every 10 years, the federal government is legally required to count every person living in the country, regardless of citizenship status, as part of the U.S. Census. Certain populations, however, are more likely than others to be missed. This includes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, people with limited English proficiency, people with low incomes, and young children.

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OPINION: Washington Communities of Color Push for 2020 Census Representation

by Anand Balasubrahmanyan

With the Trump administration cutting census staff and adding a “citizenship question,” the 2020 census has become an intense battleground for political representation for communities of color. The stakes are high, especially for a state that is growing as quickly as Washington. The census count determines billions of federal dollars for schools, roads, and hospitals, as well as the number of seats Washington will have in the house of representatives.

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