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)
Check out Emil Amok columns on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site.
Real life ghost story is the real life history of Filipinos in America.
It’s a Filipino American story that says a lot about us then and now. RSVP to attend an online discussion with the filmmaker Celine Parrenas Shimizu,family members of Cecilia “Celine” Navarro, FANHS founder Dorothy Cordova and others. I’m moderating, so RSVP now for this FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH capper.
Hey, Happy Fourth. I finally got around to “Hamilton.” It only took me five years. It’s easier to get into Harvard.
And guess what. My buddy Ishmael Reed was right. So why are brown and black actors playing the oppressors so cool?
That and a lot more on this episode.
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