What does a brown, disabled, working-class man have in common with a wealthy, white woman like Ellen DeGeneres? We’re both gay and will never again apologize for speaking our truths. Furthermore, Ellen helped me come out. I remember that during the third grade, I was watching Ellen after school at my family’s Pinoy specialty food […]Read more "How Ellen Helped Me Come Out"
Tomorrow will be a sad day. This is the day that one of the greatest Presidents to have reigned over these United States will no longer be our President. President Barack Hussein Obama is why: we have marriage equality, many more Americans have healthcare, many of us will now aspire, our economy is actually growing […]Read more "Thank you President Obama. Fuck you Trump."
Mass incarceration of Muslims is a problem in France. That is a fact. While Muslims make up only about 8% of the general French citizenry, between 60 – 70% of all inmates in France are Muslim. This is only a symptom of the general xenophobia found in the populace. Unfortunately, because of such attacks, people […]Read more "I’m With #Nice but…"
It does not exist. There’s your answer, there is no such thing as Asian privilege. If there was, then my being Asian would be seen in the same light as someone’s whiteness. I would get job offers, leadership positions, educational opportunities, etc. because of my being Asian. But in reality, that does not happen. Claiming […]Read more "Asian Privilege"
I have seen many posts on social media about how “Black Lives Matter” is used for justification to deliberately ignore the struggles of other people of color. I stand in solidarity with my Black brethren one-hundred percent against police brutality that targets them. I stand in solidarity with my Black brethren one-hundred percent against the […]Read more "Do Not Ignore Other People Of Color"
At this point in history, we now have more stateless people in the world more than ever before. Think about it, we have had advances in STEM, in the arts, in our every day lives for many people in the industrialized world. However, for some reason, we still cannot figure out how to make sure […]Read more "#weareone #wearelove #wearehere"
Prejudice is one thing, but privilege is another. They are, despite what we think of these two words, not the same thing. Prejudice is a set of predetermined ideas that someone has about a member of a group of people that see that particular subset of the population in a negative light. Privilege, on the […]Read more "Privilege Not Prejudice"
Branding, as you likely know, is increasingly important in a world filled with the imprints of globalization. And as important as branding is, there does seem to be a disconnect between it and accessibility. “What do you mean?” Good question. What I mean is that we often do not think about the accessibility of brand […]Read more "Accessible Domain Names"
In this post, I will write about the intersections of privilege, mostly in the personal sense. So as I’ve written about before, I am gay, autistic, and Filipino but the perceptions that society has on me is as a mostly-straight, neurotypical brown man (Filipino history and Latino history in both global history and American history […]Read more "Intersections of Privilege"
Martin Luther King Jr. will be forever remembered for his awe-inspiring “I Have A Dream” speech. Unfortunately, advocacy and activist communities everywhere can be found focused on the negatives. All too often, you will see the use of tragedies, of suffering, and of other such negative imagery in order to purport an agenda. But let’s […]Read more "Martin Had A Dream But I Have A Vision"