Barbara Jane Reyes has just posted a worthwhile letter from several writers, scholars and activists around the country regarding the Black Eyed Peas' Bebot video that puts us in an awkward position of having to praise the efforts to bring Filipina/o Americans into the mainstream, but at the cost of demeaning Asian American /Filipina women. The letter makes some very insightful points worth considering.
On a lighter note, you should also check out her post on a BBC report that a Philippines judge who consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job.
Quelle Bummer! Is there no justice?