Filipinos: Just as racist as the next guy

If we’ve learned anything from this whole Chip Tsao incident, it’s that we Filipinos are quick to anger when the dignity of our nation is slighted. We have very thin skins when it comes to jokes at our expense, and we will not hesitate to meet racial slur with racial slur. And that’s understandable, since […]

If we’ve learned anything from this whole Chip Tsao incident, it’s that we Filipinos are quick to anger when the dignity of our nation is slighted. We have very thin skins when it comes to jokes at our expense, and we will not hesitate to meet racial slur with racial slur.

And that’s understandable, since racism, the rest of the world pretty much agrees, is wrong. Knowing that,  however, does not stop us from insulting other nationalities, even when we’re not on the defensive.

Take, for example, this gem from Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago saying that the Chinese invented corruption:

We’re so racist, in fact, that we even wrote a series about it:

Xenophobia Begins At Home 1: Indians

Xenophobia Begins At Home 2: Americans

Xenophobia Begins At Home 3: Chinese

Xenophobia Begins At Home 4: Muslims

Xenophobia begins at Home 5: Koreans