The Filipino American community is lacking a strong sense of ethnic identity and cultural power because of the underlying rivalries between internal groups. Whether the issue is economic class, birthplace, spoken language, physical appearance, or the spelling of an ethnic identifier, the behavior to generalize and draw boundaries – factionalism – is what truly prevents Filipino Americans from unifying as a strong and powerful collective group.
Joseph Magsaysay and his friend Ernest Evangelista are two Filipino Americans who grew up in and around the cities of San Francisco and Daly City, California. They both have a history of drawing, graff writing, and performing. We chop it up and talk about a whole range of topics from weed, Filipino identity, ghost stories, and fuck ups - very informal, but very fun.
David Delena is a community organizer and San Francisco native with some unique insights on music, business, politics, and nationality. He also shares some thoughts and insights about the recent trip he had back to the Philippines. Come listen and vibe!
Dale and Darnel Garcia are two brothers out of Daly City, CA with some solid dreams and goals. Dale is currently in the Army Reserves, and Darnel is building himself up to be a top-tier automotive mechanic. The two also have business plans for their local community - watch out for an upcoming clothing line!
Keziah Anne is an educator and activist based out of Daly City, CA, and she came in to share her thoughts about patriarchy, racism, education, and power.
It's easy to get caught up in the flow of life. New things come and go, and some may really catch your attention. It's important though to maintain an understanding of the truly important things in life and not get sidetracked pursuing something that isn't really worth the time.