The United States And The Colonization Of The Philippines

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In 1889 America colonize the Philippines because of imperialism. After the colonization of the Philippines the Filipinos could come and work in the United States because they had passports that allowed them. The Filipinos then work in agriculture, fishery and service industry, however when they are in the mainland and technically they were not aliens because the Philippines is U.S. territory, the Filipinos weren’t exempted to racism. In the 1930 signs that says “Positively no Filipinos allowed” can be seen in stores. In the United States. The signs show an example of how Filipinos were racially discriminated against. Filipinos were racially discriminated against because they’re not white and pro-imperialist animators created cartoons that depict Filipinos and created stereotypes against them. These stereotypes were created and shown to the people to justify the means of the United States in colonizing other countries. The two main Filipino stereotypes are they are uneducated and uncivilized.
In the media or newspaper cartoons, Filipinos are shown sitting in a classroom being taught by Uncle Sam. The Filipinos in the United States were seen as uneducated people because of how the media portrayed them. In Asia the University of Santo Tomas is one of the oldest universities, and can be found in the Philippines, in fact it’s older than Harvard by more than two decades but that wasn’t enough to prove that Filipinos were highly educated people. According to the book “The FORBIDDEN…
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