If I’m Filipino, Am I Asian?

Danicka Sailer,
Honolulu, HI

I am 25% Filipino. My Father was 50%, and my grandmother was full. Although I look white and most of my ethnic background is “white” I am still Filipino. I have always considered myself technically Asian. Whenever I try to explain this to people they tell me that I am not Asian and I never will be but I am! The Philipines are in South Asia so I am Asian! I may not look it but I am it. Even though I do not look Filipino at all I still feel it. I often brag about being Filipino and I am very proud of it. I like being diverse and not just one race.

 

If I’m Filipino, Am I Asian?

Danicka Sailer,
Honolulu, HI

I am 25% Filipino. My Father was 50%, and my grandmother was full. Although I look white and most of my ethnic background is “white” I am still Filipino. I have always considered myself technically Asian. Whenever I try to explain this to people they tell me that I am not Asian and I never will be but I am! The Philipines are in South Asia so I am Asian! I may not look it but I am it. Even though I do not look Filipino at all I still feel it. I often brag about being Filipino and I am very proud of it. I like being diverse and not just one race.

If I’m Filipino, Am I Asian?

Danicka Sailer,
Honolulu, HI

I am 25% Filipino. My Father was 50%, and my grandmother was full. Although I look white and most of my ethnic background is “white” I am still Filipino. I have always considered myself technically Asian. Whenever I try to explain this to people they tell me that I am not Asian and I never will be but I am! The Philipines are in South Asia so I am Asian! I may not look it but I am it. Even though I do not look Filipino at all I still feel it. I often brag about being Filipino and I am very proud of it. I like being diverse and not just one race.

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