racism Section

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks announced on Tuesday (April 17) that it will be closing all its company-owned stores nationwide – including several in our area – on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29 for racial-bias training. Training... [Read more]

Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

On Friday morning (March 30), a swastika and ‘KKK’ were found painted on the Spirit Rock in front of Highline High School. Workers immediately painted over the offensive, racist symbols. “We... [Read more]

‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington,’ the anti-immigrant organization that tried to repeal Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance last year, was officially classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center this week…

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, What is the connection between... [Read more]

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Around 75 students, parents, and community supporters gathered in the Highline High School cafeteria Thursday night, Aug. 10, to brainstorm on plans for a positive... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

A political message was painted over a previous one declaring tolerance on the “Spirit Rock” on the lawn in front of Highline High School Wednesday night (June 7), and some students are very upset. Apparently... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]