Martin Luther King Jr. day

Remembering MLK

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We at would like to take the time to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. today. We would like remember the accomplishments that he and his generation achieved in the fight for civil rights in the United States.  Even the idea of a Pilipino American online community might not have been conceivable without his sacrifice -- a sacrifice that served as catalyst for the general acceptance of miniorities in mainstream America.

The struggle for equal protection under the law and equal respect in people's hearts is still ongoing.  For more information on how Pilipino Americans took up the struggle, discourse on civil rights, and how you can get involved, visit the resources below:

Civil Rights on
Presidential Election 2008: Civil Rights
Guest Contribution: "He Loves Him"
Americans to Obama: Yes, You Can
Timeline of Pilipinos in America
Honor Human Rights Today & Everyday

Get Involved
Civil Rights Forum
Pil-Am Community Organizations


Don't forget that you can also be an advocate for the Pilipino American community as a volunteer with!

About the Author

Kaywan has been on the BakitWhy team since 2008 and is equally as ancient.