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Tonight, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved my promotion to Distinguished Professor - making me the 1st Asian American & youngest at John Jay College & presumably the 1st Filipino American Distinguished Professor in CUNY. #FilipinoAmericanHistory #ThisIsWhatAProfessorLooksLike
Itโ€™s not lost on me that this all happened during #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth & on #LarryItliongDay. Manong Larry came to the US in 1929 in search of a better life. While he wanted to be a lawyer & fight for justice for all, he was forced to work the fields & canneries instead.
The earlier Filipinos who came here in the early 1900s were met with racism, violence, & injustice. They were not allowed to vote, own property, marry outside of their race, or have basic civil rights. They were brutalized, lynched, & even killed.ย And the law didnโ€™t protect them.
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Did you know #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth
is celebrated in October to commemorate the first documented presence of Filipinos in what would later be known as the continental United States?

#FAHM #FAHM2021 #OnThisDay
Upon arrival, two Luzones Indios were first sent to shore to scout the land. In spite of observing several local indigenous people (the Chumash people), the landing party (now led by 2 Spaniards) climbed atop a hill and claimed the new land as theirs. #FilipinoAmericanHistory
The Chumash retaliated - resulting in the deaths of one Spaniard (Felipe de Contreras) & one unnamed Filipino. The galleon retreated & continued onto Acapulco, Mexico. For decades, Filipinos continued to work on these Spanish galleons, enduring poor working conditions & violence.
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Letโ€™s talk about this day in history - October 18, 1587 - 434 years ago.

Many people might know that this is why we celebrate Filipino American History Month in October, but many might not know what actually happened on that day.
#FAHM #Since1587 #MorroBay #LuzonesIndios ImageImageImageImage
I humbly offer this history lesson, as most of us may not have ever gotten it. I also humbly offer the idea of commemorating this day in history, but not celebrating it.

#FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #HistoryNotHeritage ImageImageImageImage
Please feel free to share with others. Happy #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth everyone!

Tell your stories. Preserve our history.

#FAHM #FAHM2021 #LuzonesIndios #Manilamen #FilipinoAmericanHistory ImageImage
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@clintonkane has more than 100M streams & in town for a video shoot. #SF
Friday afternoon around 3 he & friends parked in the Marina. Shortly after they noticed men breaking into their car.

Kane & his mates gave chase. Thatโ€™s when he said they were held at gunpoint.

Kane joked with me that he would never come back to SF.
In reality he says he *will be back in SF for your in December. Though he says he wonโ€™t be bringing anything valuable with him and reminds others not to keep valuables in the car. #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #SF
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In case IG & Facebook go down again, here is some content for #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth!

Throughout the month of October, Iโ€™ll be sharing my #FAHMSyllabus, which will include some of my favorite resources for learning about Filipina/x/o American history and experiences.
Today, we begin with history books and historical memoirs! These are books that are written about (and in) different time eras - all by Pin@y authors! #FAHM #FAHM2021
Iโ€™ll also share some of my favorite essays, research articles, films, poetry, novels, and more! But for now, here are the history recommendations! #FilipinoAmericanHistory is American History! #FAHM @fanhs_national
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Why do Fil-Ams account for 4% of nurses, but 25% of COVID nurse deaths? Because America views Filipinx as expendable bodies used to shield "real" Americans from harm. 1/ #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #FAHM #FAHM2021โ€ฆ
What's depressing is that the lie of the "American Dream" is so enticing that many Filipinx will be lured here thinking they're improving their lives, when really it's just another form of U.S. exploitation. 2/
This American strategy of hiring Filipinx as cheap, expendable labor is long-standing and pervasive. You can find examples in pretty much every industry. 3/3
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A recent article on NBC highlights โ€œThe Decade in Asian Americaโ€. But it didnโ€™t highlight ONE Filipina/o/x American. Not a great start to 2020, but in true pin@y resiliency, we create our own lists... AGAIN #FilAmDecadeโ€ฆ
1) The Brown Asian American Movement has been around since the inception of Asian American organizing. But this decade is where pin@ys yelled that #BrownAsiansExist, thanks especially to @ejrdavid @ErnabelD @anthonyocampoโ€ฆ
2) #FilipinoFoodMovement took off this decade. From premiere restaurants in NYC, SF, LA, & Chicago to release of cookbooks (including new Instapot book!) Too many to name, but much love to @FilFoodMovement @hoodfamousBS @filipinokitchen @NicolePonsecaโ€ฆ
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This is huge! Not only is this case important for all students of color, it is important in advocating for Filipino Americans, who are still significantly underrepresented in UC system. I salute @littlemanila for leading this initiative. #DawnMabalonIsInTheHeart #FAHM2019
For #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth, letโ€™s unpack why @littlemanila suing UC Regents is important for Filipino Americans. Filipinos make up 26% of CAโ€™s Asian American population, but comprise only 11% of AA students in UC System (compared to 25% of Chinese who comprise 45%) #FAHM
Filipinos have the lowest UC admission rates out of all major Asian groups - 54% of applicants, compared to 70% Chinese, 73% Taiwanese, 69% Korean, 67% Vietnamese, 66% Indian, & 64% Japanese. Letโ€™s unpack that! 2/3 to 3/4 of other groups are admitted but only 1/2 of Filipinos are
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Filipino Americans & the Trauma of Being Asian American: A Thread for #FAHM2019.

Being Filipino American means being marginalized within a marginalized group. It means not being Asian enough, while knowing youโ€™re not Latinx or Black, even though you may relate better w/ them.
The first time I learned I was Asian American was when I was in high school. There was an API student club, & I thought I could join because of the PI part. Iโ€™d later find many Filipinos felt more PI than A. But Iโ€™d also learn PI should be reserved for actual Pacific Islanders.
Prior to this, I was always *only* Filipino/Fil-Am. In California, weโ€™ve had our own box since 1988. Plus, we had unique history of oppression & discrimination within US and AsianAm history. I never felt Asian because I was never treated as Asian. I was treated as a Filipino.
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October is โœจ#FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonthโœจ
So here's a crash course on Fil-Am history (because odds are, you've never learned about it)!
The US gov't first recognized October as Fil-Am History Month in 2009 to commemorate the first Filipinos to set foot on North American land... all the way back in 1587! They landed in Morro Bay, in what is now California.
Filipinos were in America before America was America!
These were Filipino sailors on their way to Acapulco, Mexico, as part of the Manila Galleon (while the Philippines was still under Spanish rule). The Philippines constituted an important trading colony that gave Europeans access to Asia & was governed from the New World.
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A short (and incomplete) list of smart books on Filipino American history and politics for #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth @fanhs_national @fanhs_seattle @joseiswriting @NBCAsianAmerica @yongchavezLA @ortile @LouDPhillips @balitangamerica @nicosantos
@drdawnbm's 'Little Manila is in the Heart' examines the complicated texture of Stockton CA's Filipino community focusing on how Filipinos' struggle for unity was complicated by competing class, cultural and generational differences.โ€ฆ
@CCenizaChoy's investigates the intertwined histories of US colonialism, Filipino nurse migration, and gender politics. Explains why there are so many Filipinos medical professionals in the US.
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