The producers of Desperate Housewives and ABC recently issued a formal apology for a racial slur that referred to the ineptitude of medical schools in the Philippines. As soon as the scene aired, it caused an immediate uproar in the Filipino community (If you haven’t already, see the clip above).
Naturally, we figured our Filipino brethren would be united in a stance like that of our own–we’re fired up, so fuck all y’all, ain’t nothin’ gonna breaka our stride, nobody’s gonna slow us down–so we were a little brokenhearted to see how some of our brothers and sisters responded to the clip on YouTube. Is it just us, or were some our friends blaming themselves?:
Listen, guys… when someone degrades us, we aren’t responsible for providing them the opportunity. Should we just be glad to be thought of and mentioned, even if they’re getting a laugh at our expense?
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