I talk about Watsonville’s recent apology for the 1930 riots that ended with the murder of a Filipino worker in 1930. Better late than never?
What exactly is the city apologizing for–the failure to act and protect Filipino Americans and the public in general? Seems like a safe apology after 90 years.
City must do more to rectify the historical racism Filipino Americans face.
And I talk about the razing of an historical building in Stockton, where the city seemed to fail to give the community a chance to save the Rizal Social Club.
This year, ninety years ago, some things never change.
(note: This is the correct video from 11/15/20)
Pennsylvania put Biden over the top for good. Philadelphia came through, and Trump is left in his metaphorical “Valley Forge.”
Republicans could have won if they took the high road in 2016, and embraced diversity. But they let their party be hijacked by Trump who polarized politics based on race and reshaped the Republican Party into a hateful group that stood for a new modern version of White supremacy. The last four years were xenophobic and ugly.
We’ve got a lot of healing to do before we go forward.
For now, let’s take a deep breath and remember what it’s like to be all on the same team.
TWO FILIPINO AMERICANS TALK POLITICS
The spontaneous gathering out in the streets reminded me of what happened in the Philippines when Cory Aquno’s “People Power” toppled Marcos.
The sheer exuberance of what is happening in the U.S. is indicative of how “oppressive” the last four years were for minorities and people of color.
Here’s a conversation with Prof. Daniel Phil Gonzales, in another virtual popup, “Two Flips Talking Politics.”