http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/04/22/14/us-college-may-lose-filipino-courses

SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino-American students at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) may soon lose their chance of learning more of the Philippine culture and history if the Filipino classes end up getting cut.

"Our message to the Filipino-American community is that City College is open," CCSF Department Chair of Philippine Studies, Jeanne Batallones said.

Batallones stressed that they areaccredited, and the only Filipino studies program in the nation is being offered at CCSF.

"We have been here since the 1970s. We urgently need Filipinos to enroll here at City College because we are a community serving institution and that’s part of our legacy," she said.

Batallones added that based on research, positive ethnic identity development positively impacts academic achievement.

"When students know who they are and where they come from, it not only improves their sense of self and their self-esteem, it also gives them clear direction," she said.

She also cited that lack of full-time teachers and counselors are reasons why students are not getting the most help from the school.

Former Board of Trustee President Rodel Rodis added that the loss of full-time teachers, like former chair Dr. Leo Paz, is another reason why Filipino courses are disappearing.

"Now with Dr. Leo Paz’ retiring— he was teaching three of four classes—those classes are not going to be replaced because the full time position he had was frozen. That has reduced the number of classes that Filipino studies is able to offer this semester and next semester," Rodis said.

Fil-Am Edward Isip, who majors in history, said despite problems with accreditation and budget cuts, City College should keep its Filipino courses because it benefited many students like him.

"The faculty, they give you a lot of confidence about yourself," Isip said. "And that’s why I want other Filipino students to enroll at City College because I want them to succeed because I’m part of that success."

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alostbird asked: Hi. Do you care to explain why you reblogged Racismschool's post that was lying on me and others? Do you know that Racismschool has been harassing me and Jadedcattyfeistysweetie for months?

Because people who follow this blog might be wondering about the controversy surrounding Racism School and might want to decide for themselves which bloggers are the instigators, the blog dedicated to explaining institutional racism and privilege or the bloggers that have labeled blogs about trans*, PWD, POC issues as abusive people. 

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thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

“A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”
"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."
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Wow fuck you

oh my god this makes me so mad I can’t

in the trailer there’s a scene where she asks a taiwanese man if he speaks english and when he says no she literally kills him on the spot. but ~girl power~, right? it’s disgusting

Yay…justification for linguistic imperialism…

commiekinkshamer:

isanah:

anirresistiblysexyperson:

bevkatzs:

thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”

"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."

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Wow fuck you

oh my god this makes me so mad I can’t

in the trailer there’s a scene where she asks a taiwanese man if he speaks english and when he says no she literally kills him on the spot. but ~girl power~, right? it’s disgusting

Yay…justification for linguistic imperialism…

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Anonymous asked: Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.

The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? The goddamn Pyramids? All of Egypt??Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering?

I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?

Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.

Nevertheless…

The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”

In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.

Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.

Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.

Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.

Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), they had highly developed drainage systems where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.
All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which also lined all major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through. Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.

Filters for solid waste.

Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.
I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.

Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.
But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.

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butthurt white people

I love how they rlly hate to see someone doing better than them & then put it off on race like if a white dude had the same achievements no one would be doing anything but sucking his dick and patting him on the back like this is some top tier hater shit & it’s so funny

White people love to bring up affirmative action as if their entire lives aren’t a fucking breeze

They’re acting like this kid didn’t put in work to get where he is though. They literally think it was handed to him because he’s black???? Yeah that’s definitely how America works

All the comments are literally white/asian people whining.. Like stfu and do something useful like actually try in school and not sit on the internet all day long, then maybe you could also get accepted into an Ivy League school.. smh

So rude and butthurt, it’s unbelievable. It’s not about how highly-rated universities are, it’s about how YOU feel about them. You like those unis? Great! I didn’t care how rated they were as they catered to my needs degree and special needs wise.
Pathetic, the lot of them.

They have every right to be upset when black people with less credentials are accepted purely on the basis of being black whilst other ethnicities are not accepted because they’re not diverse enough.

-Plastic Man

I can understand that. But in this case, it’s not needed and they should take it to the people who can perhaps do something about it. I just feel bad for this guy because he obviously deserves this.

He’s obviously a very clever student, but if those comments are truthful, there are smarter people not being accepted. 

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-Plastic Man

i personally hate AA, not for the “boohoo wah i did not get in because of that person!!1!!” reasons but due to the coddling the government thinks certain minorities need

"oh no just let them in.. they are… "special" and if you do you wont get fined!"

how is that not annoying people with these ethnicity? being treated differently because of your race is downright disgusting

they are practically saying “these people cant get jobs or go to college without a leg up because they are that worthless so lets lower the bar for them”

how is that not offending you?

i know i would be if i was in your shoes

-Queen Regina

I never thought about it that way, Regina.

My anecdote about this is that my brother had two friends, one black and one white. The white one was rather poor and the black one was high-middle class. The white one got amazing test scores (perfect SAT scores, etc) while the black one got very good scores, and various similar patterns. However, when they both applied to Standford, the black one got in with a sizable scholarship while the white one did not get in at all. Even the black one said that it was pretty damn biased.

The black kid was just better than your brother. Get over it.

Maybe the black kid said that to make your brother feel better. There is less than a one percent chance a black will get over a white in college admissions. Less than one percent. Being white is not a skill.

And if they both could get in, and the black kid got accepted, it is racism, but if the white one did it is fair and right and all is good in the world, right? You’re assuming the white one deserves it more when you just stated they both performed equally. So why does the white one deserve it more?

Hey, other Asians. If you really think that he only accepted on race, you’re acceptance of the model minority myth doesn’t exactly show the critical thinking skills you would need to get into those universities. You are not entitled to anything based on false promise that you get an extension of white privilege. You worked hard and had the same financial circumstances in life as Mr. Enin and your parents speak English? He worked harder. 

Hey, other people of color. Stop lumping all Asian Americans together. We are diverse communities with different representations in the tertiary education system. 

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bankuei:

bevkatzs:

thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

“A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”
"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."
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"Remember, drugs make POC into (even more) unhinged savage animals, but they make white people into super powered uberhumans!"
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Also “We can’t possibly make a film totally with PoC! Who would find that interesting?”

bankuei:

bevkatzs:

thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”

"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."

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"Remember, drugs make POC into (even more) unhinged savage animals, but they make white people into super powered uberhumans!"

Also “We can’t possibly make a film totally with PoC! Who would find that interesting?”

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Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

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Putting in work tonight before I leave for #Japan in 2 weeks. Got a few commissions in my Ole English X #baybayin #filipino #calligraphy #art (at Kabuay.com)

baybayin:

Putting in work tonight before I leave for #Japan in 2 weeks. Got a few commissions in my Ole English X #baybayin #filipino #calligraphy #art (at Kabuay.com)

But California is one of just a few states that is funding coverage for many young immigrants in the deferred action program. Up to 125,000 low-income immigrants statewide could qualify under the state’s Medi-Cal program for the poor, according to a report by University of California researchers.

Thousands Of Young California Immigrants Eligible For Coverage — Though Often They Don’t Know It

If you’re in the deferred action program and you live in California, you are eligible for free or subsidized insurance through the expanded Medical program.

Note that this isn’t true in all states - but it is in California. 

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We can’t keep raising generations of kids of color on the notion that there’s only room for them to be bad guys or doomed sidekicks or another generation of white kids thinking they’re closer to God because of how they look. We can’t keep promoting hetero/cis-normative sexist and racist ideas in our literature. That is the default setting. If you aren’t consciously working against it, you are working for it. Neutrality is not an option, and the luxury of thinking it is has to go. — Daniel José Older, “12 Fundamentals of Writing ‘The Other’ (And the Self)” (via larmoyante)

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