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“Over the weekend, I’d picked up a handbag for Sherri at a swag event. As I left for work on Monday, my young daughter came running out the door in her footie pajamas calling, “Mommy, Mommy, you forgot the purse for your wife!” And I thought: six years old, and we have done our job. We have affected one child who is going to branch out tolerance to her children and her friends. This is now! And on the way to work I cried because we’ve let her know: “this is love. No matter gender, size, shape, color, love is love.

- Teri Pole

They Only Like Filipino-American Pop Culture

They only like Filipino-American Pop Culture, but they don’t like Filipino people.

They like seeing them on America’s Dance Crew, to American Idol, but don’t even bother with Filipino traditional dance or folk music. They can easily say “Annyeonghasaeyo”, but don’t even know how to say “Oo”.

They line up to join Filipino Student Clubs for the Dance Practices, but don’t participate to support the Typhoon Charity Events.

They like the Swag Style, Urban Hipster and Modern Gentlemen clothing, the haircuts, piercings, snapbacks and tattoos, but don’t like the sound or language writing styles of it.

They like their “Eurasian” features and “Spanish” sounding names, but don’t like the tan skin or the ethnic last names. They show up for Karaoke Nights and Music Jam Sessions, but leave empty seats at Filipino culture shows and history lessons.

They follow Filipino Instagram Models, Youtube Singers, and Dance Crew Members, but don’t know anything about the Filipino-American experiences.

They only like Filipino-American Pop Culture, but they don’t like Filipino people.