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Should Filipinos be called someone besides Asian ?

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5 years ago#1
They don't look like most other people get the term Asian used on them . Many of them like like Latino people. Seeing as how the same logic is used with not calling African-American people African-American since they other people look like African-American but are not . If you care to look into the facts African-Americans are genetically different than most other peoples in Africa. Since they are genetically different, why should that have the same classification just because they look alike ?
5 years ago#2
I'm of Filipino descent, and I would consider myself Asian, just because the Archipelago really isn't that far from the mainland. However, we are literally a boiling pot of many other things, so I see how difficult it is to define us.

Personally, I don't mind much if we're Asian or not, as long as we're not looked down upon. However, I do have friends who are somewhat more 'militant' about our definition.
Where were you when Sony 8001050F'ed up?
2/28/2010- Never forget ='(
5 years ago#3
We are Asian...

If we aren't then what are Indonesian people, Indian people, etc? Does Asian only apply to Chinese, Japanese and Korean?
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5 years ago#4
Since they are genetically different, why should that have the same classification just because they look alike ?

Please chose your words wisely.
Where were you when Sony 8001050F'ed up?
2/28/2010- Never forget ='(
5 years ago#5
The major point they I am trying to make is that Filipinos have self determination on what they are classed as . While one other group in the world people complain about when they try to have self-determination about what they are classed as . And I am just trying to understand why some people complain about other groups and why are those complains seen as ok. but with other groups it can not be question .
5 years ago#6
Oh God, you just did it again.
Is this finally a conundrum that CAN'T be solved by helicopter theft?
5 years ago#7
Jolteon posted...
Oh God, you just did it again.

At this point it is done , so I don't care anymore.
5 years ago#8
just call them Pinoys.
You have the right to remain silent, anything you post will be misquoted, then used against you.
5 years ago#9
This is a pretty lulzy fail
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