THIS ARTICLE IS A DIRECT REPLY to those who have been putting down Filipinos and calling them “Fake Asians”.
Are you Filipino and wondering if you are Asian or not?
Stop worrying… you are! But you are also unique!
Filipinos are Southeast Asian!
You may not be East Asian like the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese, but you ARE Asian.
Specifically, Southeast Asian, like the Singaporeans, Indonesians, Malaysians, Vietnamese and Thai peoples.
Yet, Filipinos Are Unique
We are a unique people, with a colorful history and rich culture. And we are Asian.
I know I will be giving this person undeserved hits to his blog, but I just wanted to straighten this person out. Because he accuses Filipinos of being Fake Asians, which is utterly false!
Definitely not a nice person, he says:
The bottom line is I dont give a f**k about the Filipinos. I don’t care if they exist or not. If you are a Filipino and you have nothing to be proud of then too bad, don’t go around claiming you are Asian, it makes us look bad.
Links To Reliable Sources
No long explanation needed from my end. I’m wasting my time. Instead, all I need to do is point to a few sources that settle this matter once-and-for-all:
- Definition of Asian-American on Wikipedia
- Definition of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
- Asian American Statistics
The Asian vs Pacific Islander Debate
And this person claims that Filipinos are “Pacific Islanders” which is also false:
Over the last decade or so, more and more Filipinos are refusing to be correctly labeled as Pacific Islander.
Check out the following information, taken from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Use Summary Tape File 1, Table P7. This table provides counts for the following Asian and Pacific Islander population groups:
Pacific Islander, not specified
I REST MY CASE!!!