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Are Filipino`s racist?

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Bootsonground, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    A story taught in preschool may mark the beginning of racism in the Philippines.

    Once upon a time, God shaped man from dough. He baked it in an oven, but when he accidentally burnt it, the dough came out black. This would later become the people from Africa. God tried again, shaped man from dough, and this time, he undercooked it. The dough came out too light, and this would become the white people. God tried one last time to perfect his creation. Out from the oven came God’s man-shaped dough that was brown and good. From that perfectly colored man-shaped dough would descend the Filipinos.

    As a kid, that story might seem imaginative and entertaining, but as an adult, you realize: “Well, ****. That’s pretty damn racist.” And you’re spot on. Racism in the Philippines has never been as controversial or polarizing as the racism you hear about in places like the U.S., but discrimination exists everywhere—even at home.

    https://www.esquiremag.ph/politics/...Bkza5qlIUktrUTh3XPuWcEm76I3a8vjrWqw_UwiWoJNs4
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  2. walesrob
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    walesrob Administrator Staff Member

    The Catholic Church are to blame. They brainwash people.

    Racism and discrimination exists all over the world, but seems to be practised on a huge scale in the Philippines. Sections of the population are discriminated against in the Philippines.
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  3. Druk1
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    Druk1 Active Member

    Huge amount of racism in the PI, the UK is a multicultural paradise in comparison :D
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  4. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Then why do all the women want to be white and constantly use skin lightening products.

    But yes I would agree that xenophobia exists in the Philippines not so sure about the extent of outright racism.
  5. Druk1
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    Druk1 Active Member

    Dictionary defenition xenophobes and racists are the same animal.
  6. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Get a better dictionary, try the Cambridge dictionary https://dictionary.cambridge.org/ as the OED is behind a paywall.

    Racists hate, xenophobes fear.
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  7. Druk1
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    Druk1 Active Member

    Same/same, have to agree to differ :)
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    Synonyms antonyms whatever, agree to disagree.
  10. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Agree, I think racism appears more prevalent in Filipino communities away from the Philippines, whereas xenophobia within.
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  11. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    I don't have much experience of expat Filipino communities having only known a few isolated Filipino families in the UK but in the Phils I've met a lot of people who are afraid of foreigners.
  12. knightstrike
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    knightstrike Well-Known Member

    Yes, most Filipinos are racists especially those in the motherland.

    I am British Pinoy and grew up in the Philippines. Filipinos will call those with Chinese-heritage as chekwa, Indian-heritage as bombay and those who are dark as nognog. While they may say it just for fun, they don't really think of how much their words can affect those that they call as such.

    As previously mentioned, this mentality stems from colonial rule, cultural ignorance and xenophobia.
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