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Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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she is chinese not filipino
Her parents were raised in the Philippines. Her mother moved there at the age of 2. Both parents converted to Catholicism. I'd say they're Filipino. She still has relatives there. But in the end, it's up to her if she wants to identify as Filipino or Chinese.

 
Old 03-01-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Her parents were raised in the Philippines. Her mother moved there at the age of 2. Both parents converted to Catholicism. I'd say they're Filipino. She still has relatives there. But in the end, it's up to her if she wants to identify as Filipino or Chinese.
just because you were raised in Philippines does not make you filipino

many white americans were raised in Philippines back when US still had bases there.....yet they are still american

to be filipino you would at least need 1 filipino parent

Amy Chua would be more precisely Chinese-American
 
Old 03-01-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Why are Asian Americans Feminist?


In the words of another famous Asian-American that is a "glittering generality".
 
Old 03-01-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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just because you were raised in Philippines does not make you filipino

many white americans were raised in Philippines back when US still had bases there.....yet they are still american

to be filipino you would at least need 1 filipino parent

Amy Chua would be more precisely Chinese-American
Had she been born in the Philippines, she would definitely be Filipino. If both your parents were raised there and you were born there, then you're Filipino. But the fact that she was born in the US makes it a little different. Like I said, she can choose to identify herself either way, I think she's chosen Chinese though
 
Old 03-01-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Had she been born in the Philippines, she would definitely be Filipino. If both your parents were raised there and you were born there, then you're Filipino. But the fact that she was born in the US makes it a little different. Like I said, she can choose to identify herself either way, I think she's chosen Chinese though
If she was born in philippines she would have been filipino by nationality until she changed her citizenship
 
Old 03-01-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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1. Large number of Asian American immigrants are well educated and here on professional visas. They were already quite independent before they came here. It's not an Asian American culture thing. It's a brain drain culture to the US thing.

2. You're going to have a hard time making ends meet if you expect to have a male pull part of your weight or be in blue collar all your life.


I was never pressured into getting in science or math. My mother tried to pressure me into applying to law schools though a well timed fit when I was driving in the car put an end to that. You're just pressured into making as much money as possible period.

Maybe the better question is why are Asian Americans so money grubbing?
 
Old 03-01-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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My take knowing many first generation immigrants who came here in high school, college, grad school etc...a lot of them came and stayed in the US because it is a friendly environment for women. I feel like this aspect of American culture is very strong to first generation Asian immigrants, and obviously to second generation ones and beyond. It tends to be a self-selecting bias I'd say.

I have known some of the male counterparts who struggle in their personal life for the same reason, if they grew up in a very patriarchal family and then come to the US where the dynamic between men and women is substantially different.
 
Old 03-01-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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just because you were raised in Philippines does not make you filipino

many white americans were raised in Philippines back when US still had bases there.....yet they are still american

to be filipino you would at least need 1 filipino parent

Amy Chua would be more precisely Chinese-American
You don't consider Chinese Filipinos Filipinos?
 
Old 03-01-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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You don't consider Chinese Filipinos Filipinos?

I was thinking the same thing. Both her parents had/have Philippine Citizenship (not Chinese) and are from the Philippines. So her parents are Filipino.

The Philippines changed their laws to allow dual nationality.. so she does qualify if she wants a Philippine passport.
 
Old 03-01-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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just because you were raised in Philippines does not make you filipino

many white americans were raised in Philippines back when US still had bases there.....yet they are still american

to be filipino you would at least need 1 filipino parent

Amy Chua would be more precisely Chinese-American
Well both her parents were born and raised in the Philippines.
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