Here is the second installment of my video series. It is a visual poem. Read, listen, feel, think. Hopefully you will be curious, look up information and terms you don’t quite know or understand. Be outraged? Become more understanding? Curious? Watch this in HD for the best view! If you … Continue Reading New Video posted on YouTube: “BLACK PACIFIC ELEGY”
"In fact, to convince Americans of their superiority over the Filipinos, demonstrate the savagery and uncivilized nature of Filipinos, and rationalize their civilization and benevolent intention in the Philippines, the United States brought over 1,100 Filipinos to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1902 and sequestered them in what was called “The Philippine Reservation. . . .”
"It is not easy to escape mentally from a concrete situation, to refuse its ideology while continuing to live with its actual relationships."
–Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized