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    America Is In The Heart by Carlos Bulosan starts with Carlos’ dad plowing their fields in their barrio as Carlos thinks he sees what looks to be his brother, Leon, who was believed to be in Europe fighting in the war. The man is Leon, who Carlos hadn’t seen since he was a young child. At the time of 1913 the Philippines was going through radical social change. Farmers are filling the rural areas while the younger generation is in a movement of change in their homeland. The farm is only thing…

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    is a journey Jee never expected to take as a child. She was raised with her family and extended family on an expansive farm. The first thing you notice about Jee is that she smiles no matter what her circumstances. This is a Filipino trait as her family taught her, the Filipino people have been through tragedies, yet they are still alive. Jee was working at a resort in Cebu, when she met an American businessman who would stay at the hotel. He would ask for her every time he stayed in the…

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    A Humiliating Failure for America The decision to annex the Philippines by the US created widespread unrest on both foreign and domestic fronts. This topic was recognized highly controversial by both the American and Filipino people, as well as the rest of the world, and a foolish move on America 's part. The debates following the annexation made clear distinctions on the reasons why the Philippines was annexed in the first place versus the reasons our actions contradict our motives. The…

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    easily. Me, I seem to only scratch the surface of who I am. First of all, I can say that my race is somewhat stereotypical. I am Filipino and some of the stereotypes can be annoying. Usually, when I tell them that I’m Filipino, the question would eventually come to say “Do you eat dog?”Accordingly, I disliked that question ever since people started telling me that Filipinos eat dog. What I want to say is…

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    Hawaii

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    Have you ever been to a place that left an impact on you? A place that was so exceptional and special to you that it nested itself into your mind? A place that you just could not forget because it was almost too fascinating to seem real? Well, for me that place is Hawaii. As a kid, my parents brought my siblings and I to Hawaii for a vacation, and to this day it remains the most pleasurable place I have ever visited. Although there are so many things that have stuck in my mind about Hawaii, the…

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    In “Be American,” Carlos Bulosan reveals the lack of choice a Filipino had at the time through the story of someone’s cousin, Consorcio, and his struggle to gain citizenship in America. Bulosan’s short story shares this idea of no choice with a political cartoon known as “What Will He Do,” which depicts President McKinley deciding whether or not to keep the Philippines or “send them to Spain” while the globe watches for his decision. Through the visual of President McKinley making a decision for…

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    America is in The Heart by Carlos Bulosan: A book Review America is in the Heart is classical memoir by Carlos Bulosan, a Filipino poet, that was first published in 1943. It describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his expedition to America, and his year of struggles and despair as a young laborer harvesting farms in the rural West. Carlos is the fourth oldest son in his family, and he lived with his father while his mother lived in the city of Binalonan with his brother and sister. He has…

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    price of water has increased by as much as ten times its original amount, causing severe cutbacks in its usage in agriculture and consequently a cutback in the amount of food produced. As a member of the Filipino Youth Association and an avid Filipino community activist with a deep rooted Filipino…

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    Jaybelle and thousands of other Filipino and Filipina immigrants bear the burden of scouring for finances while feeling discrimination as people of color in the work force, carry the reputation of their homeland through their behaviors amidst unfamiliar American culture, and hold a hope for the actualization of the American Dream. The significance behind Jaybelle’s transnational journey delves deeper than the blanket generalizations that “all Filipina immigrants are caretakers or nurses” and…

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    Historic Filipinotown

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    Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles is considered a cultural hub for Filipino Americans, officially delineated by Hoover Street from the west, Glendale Boulevard from the east, Temple Street from the North, and Beverly Boulevard from the South. Its very existence is political, more so than other ethnic enclaves because those who identify as Filipino only make up a small part of the resident population compared to the Mexicans and Central Americans. Former councilmember, now Mayor Eric Garcetti,…

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