Rappler's latest stories on colonial mentality
'Hindi tuluyang lalaya ang kaisipan ng taumbayan kung nakakubli ang agham sa wikang ginagamit lamang ng iilan'
'How come Filipino postcolonial sensitivities side with the white colonizers rather than with the formerly colonized (such as ourselves) and enslaved peoples?'
'We tend to think we are the crème de la crème of Southeast Asia mainly because of our high proficiency in [English]'
'Racism operates under similar rules with the pandemic we face. Its spread and reach are dependent on the ignorance and selfishness of individuals.'
'There are 3 million Filipinos in the US for whom racism is a daily experience. I personally experienced this racism.'
'Your claims of reverse racism are precisely the projective disgust your white narcissism affords you'
The point isn t what your accent is but whether you are saying something substantial and using the language elegantly
Kiram s death the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga siege serve as reminders of how colonial our mentality about our nation can sometimes be
From the cultural imagination to national policy there is a constructed idea of what Filipino is or should be So what happens when Filipino isn’t always consistent?