When you were a kid, were you told to come inside so you wouldn't get too dark? Have you ever come across aisles of skin whitening products? Why do people make fun of "FOBs" or Filipinos with heavy accents? In this episode, we explore how the Spanish colonization of the Philippines decades ago affects Filipino Americans today. We also talk about every day microagressions, and ask the question brought up by so many: couldn't it be a good thing that the Philippines was colonized? Author EJ David has done extensive research into this field and provides some of what his work has revealed.
EJ David - Author, "Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology"
Buy his book here: http://www.infoagepub.com/