I’m sure many people on Tumblr notice this, but it’s sad to see many Filipinos let their race define who they are. Or to use their race as a means of pride.
“Filipinos got swag. Filipinos deserve to be recognized.” What about other races though? (No, not “doe”)
Most Filipino parents have had to suck up their pride and pull in their efforts (i.e Navy, nursing) to get to the United States just so they can provide you a better opportunity that they never had. And you repay them by misrepresenting your culture by thinking you’re better than others because you’re Filipino?
I could care less about the trends that most Fil-Am’s succumb to (graphic tees, snapbacks, choero). Yes, Tumblr Filipinos, Swagapinos, Illipinos, be proud of your race. Respect your culture. I’m sure many people annoyed at Filipinos can agree with this, but just to put it into words, don’t use the fact that you’re Filipino as a means to think you’re better than others who aren’t Filipino. Don’t use it to define yourself.
Your character is what defines you. Not your race.
(Disclaimer: This has always been an opinion of mine even before the Pacquiao fight. This isn’t a topic about the Pacquiao fight.)