Stop using "JAPS" please

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:58 AM

Please take care not to use “JAPS” - it is discriminatory.

Thanks

Raiden

10-26-2005, 01:06 PM

Please take care not to use “JAPS” - it is discriminatory.

Thanks

Yes! Thank you, Lock. I’m glad you noticed it too.

Here are other examples of offensive terms that have racial connotations when used to characterize other people:

“Jap”,“Chink”, “Gook”, “Flip”

Please avoid using these terms. :slight_smile:

mika21

10-26-2005, 01:10 PM

what is jap

DJchot

10-26-2005, 01:11 PM

Yes! Thank you, Lock. I’m glad you noticed it too.

Here are other examples of offensive terms that have racial connotations when used to characterize other people:

“Jap”,“Chink”, “Gook”, “Flip”

Please avoid using these terms. :slight_smile:

ang dalas ko pa namang magsabi ng Jap girl…

Raiden

10-26-2005, 01:16 PM

ang dalas ko pa namang magsabi ng Jap girl…

Baka hindi sila gaanong familiar sa Ingles, kaya bale wala sa kanila.

Dito sa Tate bawat grupo o lahi eh mayroong derogatory term, kahit mga puti meron. :open_mouth:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 01:16 PM

what is jap

Its a word used by people who cannot spell enough to refer to the Japanese race. In the same way some Filipinos abroad who think calling themselves F$5x&g Little Island People (http://www.tribo.org/history/history1.html) is cool.

I’d suggest you just google it out to know more about that word.

Isa pa, give children born from Filipino-Japanese families some dignity. They aren’t JAPINOS (what a word), If they live in Japan and the government recognize them as Japanese , then they are JAPANESE. Filipino-Japanese if you prefer.

Raiden

10-26-2005, 01:21 PM

Isa pa, give children born from Filipino-Japanese families some dignity. They aren’t JAPINOS (what a word), If they live in Japan and the government recognize them as Japanese , then they are JAPANESE. Filipino-Japanese if you prefer.

Is “Japinos” coined by fellow Japanese or fellow Filipinos?

Teddy

10-26-2005, 01:51 PM

“Jap”,“Chink”, “Gook”, “Flip”

Please avoid using these terms. :slight_smile:

What’s “Gook”:confused: “Chink”, Chinese:confused:

Dax

10-26-2005, 02:10 PM

IMHO, it’s only discriminatory if you take offense in it. But yes Lock is right, because some Japanese DO take offense when referred to as a “Jap”.

As for me, I don’t get mad when I’m called a “Flip”. I think it sounds cute. :slight_smile:

Lock

10-26-2005, 02:33 PM

IMHO, it’s only discriminatory if you take offense in it. But yes Lock is right, because some Japanese DO take offense when referred to as a “Jap”.

As for me, I don’t get mad when I’m called a “Flip”. I think it sounds cute. :slight_smile:

May kasabihan nga na “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” It works wonders for me too until I found out!:eek:

Pero kahit nga ako hindi Hapon, I still get offended by coming across ANY discriminatory words.

Yung JAPS (Hapon), CHINKS (Intsik), GOOKS (any oriental but mainly Vietnamese), FROGS (French), KRAUTS (Germans), BAYAN NG MGA SAKANG (Japan), BAYAN NG MGA PATAY-GUTOM (Pilipinas), atbp ay galing pa sa World Wars I, II at Vietnam War at kung saan saan pang usapang-lasing.

NIGGERS (people of African origin), FLIP (Pinoys), JAPAYUKI (Pinoy na lalaki o babae na nag tatrabaho sa Japan), BUMBAY (people from South Asia) eh galing naman sa pag-lipat abroad ng mga nabanggit na tao, laban sa kagustuhan nila o hindi.

para sa akin it won’t hurt to learn and be a bit more sensitive about these matters
sa iyo rin mag rereflect ang lahat ng ito. What goes around comes around.

Teddy

10-26-2005, 02:40 PM

“bayan ng mga sakang”… sad but true… well described in a way… huhuhu… definately not “bayan ng mga pogi”… :slam:

Dax

10-26-2005, 02:55 PM

para sa akin it won’t hurt to learn and be a bit more sensitive about these matters sa iyo rin mag rereflect ang lahat ng ito.
Yes I agree. That’s why I don’t call Japanese “Japs” or people with African blood “Niggers”.

I do however sometimes refer to myself as “Flip” (and yes I know what it means, but it still doesn’t hurt me ;)). Just like in the same way black people sometimes refer to themselves “Niggers”.

How about “Negro”? People back in the Philippines call black people that way. Is it discriminatory? :confused: I mean it comes from the Spanish word “black” so it’s just equivalent to calling a black person “black”, a white person “white”, a brown person “brown”.

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 03:13 PM

Yes I agree. That’s why I don’t call Japanese “Japs” or people with African blood “Niggers”.

I do however sometimes refer to myself as “Flip” (and yes I know what it means, but it still doesn’t hurt me ;)). Just like in the same way black people sometimes refer to themselves “Niggers”.

How about “Negro”? People back in the Philippines call black people that way. Is it discriminatory? :confused: I mean it comes from the Spanish word “black” so it’s just equivalent to calling a black person “black”, a white person “white”, a brown person “brown”.
Young man, just because people were doing it doesnt mean its ok to do the same.
Go ahead and call yourself flip or whatever that’s fine but some people certainly don’t feel ok about it. Sensitivity counts. If somebody calls me a flip - he’s in for some serious beating…:rolleyes:

babatuhin ko ng tinapay… na may laman na bato.:slight_smile:

Dax

10-26-2005, 03:42 PM

Young man, just because people were doing it doesnt mean its ok to do the same.
Go ahead and call yourself flip or whatever that’s fine but some people certainly don’t feel ok about it. Sensitivity counts. If somebody calls me a flip - he’s in for some serious beating…:rolleyes:

babatuhin ko ng tinapay… na may laman na bato.:slight_smile:
Not-so-young-man, ok lang po kasi di ko naman tinatawag ng “Flip” ang ibang Pinoy/Pinay. Do you not understand the word “myself”? :rolleyes:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 03:48 PM

Not-so-young-man, ok lang po kasi di ko naman tinatawag ng “Flip” ang ibang Pinoy/Pinay. Do you not understand the word “myself”? :rolleyes:

Araykupo:( , kaw naman you making me look stupid ha…:slight_smile:

Kaya nga sabi ko lang sa iyo, call yourself flip if that pleases you di ba? Sabi ko lang meron 'di natutuwa even just by mere mention of the word. Read it my post again.

hotcake

10-26-2005, 03:54 PM

Kaw ha, you making me look stupid ha…:slight_smile:

Kaya nga sabi ko sa yo call yourself flip if that pleases you di ba? Sabi ko lang meron di natutuwa sa word na yon. Read it my post again.pwede po bang makisingit sa inyo…:confused: alam niyo nakakatuwa kayong dalawa, kasi doon sa kabilang thread ay kayo rin dalawa ang di magkasundo sa topic, tapos dito naman ay kayo rin uilit…:frowning: sana naman ay magkasundo na kayo kasi baka humaba ulit ito…peace po tayo ha…baka ako naman ang tamaan ng tinapay na may bato ni v_wrangler niyan…:smiley:

Pinay

10-26-2005, 03:56 PM

We actually refer to Pinoy/Pinay here as ‘flipper’ in an informal way and has no negative connotation that I’m aware of.

Dax

10-26-2005, 03:56 PM

Kaw ha, you making me look stupid ha…:slight_smile:

Kaya nga sabi ko sa yo call yourself flip if that pleases you di ba? Sabi ko lang meron di natutuwa sa word na yon. Read it my post again.
You read my post below again.
But yes Lock is right, because some Japanese DO take offense when referred to as a “Jap”.
And yes…if you want me to say it: "Some Pinoys/Pinays too DO take offense when referred to as a “Flip”. Ikaw ay isa na dun. But not me. So I said it’s ok if they call me, or I call myself.

Ano ang problema mo dun? :confused:

Maruchan

10-26-2005, 04:01 PM

O, kape muna tayo para uminit ang ating sikmura at hindi ang ating mga ulo. :coffee:

Thanks to Lock for this thread. Sana wala na tayong makita na salitang “Jap,” “Japs,” or any offensive term sa mga posts natin.

Peace po!

Pinay

10-26-2005, 04:03 PM

v_wrangler & Dax,

You guys are just pulling each others legs, yeah? :stuck_out_tongue:

http://www.learnenglish.org .uk/magazine/apimages/cartoon_big87.gif

Dax

10-26-2005, 04:09 PM

v_wrangler & Dax,

You guys are just pulling each others legs, yeah? :stuck_out_tongue:
I just don’t understand why this guy has to comment on my post.

Obviously, I am sensitive to others by not calling them discriminatory names.
And yet he is telling me to be sensitive to others. Huh? :confused: Maybe he wants be to be
sensitive to myself? Coz I said I sometimes refer to myself as a “Flip”. :smiley:

Raiden

10-26-2005, 04:18 PM

What’s “Gook”:confused: “Chink”, Chinese:confused:

Okay. Here’s the breakdown:

“Gooks” = Asians, SE Asians. started during the Korean war, reused during the Vietnam war along with “charlie”(Viet Cong).

“Chinks” = Chinese.

“FLIP” (F-ing/Funny Little Island People), “LBFM” (Little Brown F-ing Machines/Monkeys) = Filipinos.

“Nigger”, “Spook”, “Jigaboo” = Blacks.

“Sandnigger”, “Towelhead” = Arabs, Persians.

“Dothead”, “Towelhead” = Indians (from India).

“Spic”, “Wetback” = Hispanics.

“Kike” = Jews.

“Cracker”, “Honkey” = Whites.

“Wop”, “Guinea” = Italians.

“Muds”, “S–tskins” = nonwhites.

“Japs”, “Nips” = Japanese.

There are some more, I’ll let you know when I remember those terms. :slight_smile:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 04:31 PM

pwede po bang makisingit sa inyo…:confused: alam niyo nakakatuwa kayong dalawa, kasi doon sa kabilang thread ay kayo rin dalawa ang di magkasundo sa topic, tapos dito naman ay kayo rin uilit…:frowning: sana naman ay magkasundo na kayo kasi baka humaba ulit ito…peace po tayo ha…baka ako naman ang tamaan ng tinapay na may bato ni v_wrangler niyan…:smiley:

hahaha, oy di ha.

Dax, I do not mean any harm - I was only reacting to the post hindi sa yo. Hindi lang tayo nagkakaintindihan siguro, hindi lang siguro kundi yun na nga. Sabi mo ok lang sa yo calling yourself FLIP di ba? Ok din naman ako dun eh - alang problema 'di naman ako nag-disagree di ba? Sinabi ko lang na meron iba na hindi natututwa sa word na iyon and it has nothing to do with how you think about calling yourself. Yun lang ha:) OK na?

Hotcake, pakape si MAruchan, sawsaw na lang natin tinapay ko…

Lock

10-26-2005, 04:34 PM

O, kape muna tayo para uminit ang ating sikmura at hindi ang ating mga ulo. :coffee:

Thanks to Lock for this thread. Sana wala na tayong makita na salitang “Jap,” “Japs,” or any offensive term sa mga posts natin.

Peace po!

Walang anuman Maruchan. Many forms of discrimination exist, at least we can take part in being sensitive about it or better yet, preventing it.

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 04:39 PM

We actually refer to Pinoy/Pinay here as ‘flipper’ in an informal way and has no negative connotation that I’m aware of.

It was actually a Filipino-American relative who told me the exact opposite. So dpende siguro kung alam mo ang history noong salita na iyon?

hotcake

10-26-2005, 04:44 PM

hahaha, oy di ha.

Dax, I do not mean any harm - I was only reacting to the post hindi sa yo. Hindi lang tayo nagkakaintindihan siguro, hindi lang siguro kundi yun na nga. Sabi mo ok lang sa yo calling yourself FLIP di ba? Ok din naman ako dun eh - alang problema 'di naman ako nag-disagree di ba? Sinabi ko lang na meron iba na hindi natututwa sa word na iyon and it has nothing to do with how you think about calling yourself. Yun lang ha:) OK na?

Hotcake, pakape si MAruchan, sawsaw na lang natin tinapay ko…Ay ayoko nga kasi baka may laman na bato…payag ako kung ang palaman ay keso…:smiley: buti naman at lumamig na ang ulo niyo sa mainit na kape ni maruchan…:slight_smile:

Dax

10-26-2005, 04:47 PM

O, kape muna tayo para uminit ang ating sikmura at hindi ang ating mga ulo. :coffee:

:coffee:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 04:51 PM

:coffee:
Dax, punta ka dito sa amin at pakakapehin din kita. :slight_smile:

Lock

10-26-2005, 04:51 PM

Young man, just because people were doing it doesnt mean its ok to do the same.
Go ahead and call yourself flip or whatever that’s fine but some people certainly don’t feel ok about it. Sensitivity counts. If somebody calls me a flip - he’s in for some serious beating…:rolleyes:

babatuhin ko ng tinapay… na may laman na bato.:slight_smile:

:slight_smile: ito ang pagkakaintindi ko sa post na ito:

  1. Example : Ok lang sa mga African-Americans na magtawagan ng “NIGGAS” — pero sila lang ang may karapatang magtawagan sa isa’t isa nito. NGUNIT, di rin natin masasabi na OK lang sa mga Caucasians na marinig nila ito kina Snoop Doggy Dogg di ba? Nabalitaan nga na si Joan Rivers (isang kilalang comedian sa US) ay nakipag-away sa isang BBC live talk show dahil tinanong siya kung offended daw siya sa salitang “BLACK”. BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Transcript of BBC radio race row

  2. May freedom of speech tayo (at least dito at sa Pilipinas) kaya kahit ano pang itawag mo sa sarili mo o kaya kahit ka tawaging, halimbawa lang ha,
    “hoy, tunggak halika nga dito!” ay OK sa iyo, at wala kang paki-alam,
    ngunit masakit sa tenga at damdamin yun kapag naririnig ng ibang tao.
    Imagine ko lang ang nanay ko kung marinig akong tawaging “TUNGGAK” ng ibang tao. Maghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan!:eek:

Yun ang “sensitivity” na tinatawag. At yung after-effect kung wala nun.
May freedom of speech nga tayo pero dapat naman yata maging responsible at sensitive tayo sa pag-gamit nito.:rolleyes:

Maruchan

10-26-2005, 04:54 PM

hahaha, oy di ha.

Dax, I do not mean any harm - I was only reacting to the post hindi sa yo. Hindi lang tayo nagkakaintindihan siguro, hindi lang siguro kundi yun na nga. Sabi mo ok lang sa yo calling yourself FLIP di ba? Ok din naman ako dun eh - alang problema 'di naman ako nag-disagree di ba? Sinabi ko lang na meron iba na hindi natututwa sa word na iyon and it has nothing to do with how you think about calling yourself. Yun lang ha:) OK na?

Hotcake, pakape si MAruchan, sawsaw na lang natin tinapay ko…

Ayun naman pala at misunderstanding lang. Kung espresso kaya ang i-serve ko eh may chance na magkamayan kayo ni Dax? Mag shake hands at hindi holding hands, ah? :bonk:

O sige, alisin ang bato sa tinapay at palitan ng ham and cheese para mas okay. :slight_smile:

Maruchan

10-26-2005, 04:59 PM

:coffee:

Ayan naman pala at nagkape na din si Dax san. :yippee:

It’s Christmas time in the Timog. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring. Soon it will be Christmas day. :love:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 05:07 PM

Ayun naman pala at misunderstanding lang. Kung espresso kaya ang i-serve ko eh may chance na magkamayan kayo ni Dax? Mag shake hands at hindi holding hands, ah? :bonk:

O sige, alisin ang bato sa tinapay at palitan ng ham and cheese para mas okay. :slight_smile:
:kiss: alang shakehands eh… ayan, ngayon lang ako gumamit ng mga extra ordinary smilies ng TF eh eh. Biro lang yun bato ha, baka maniwala kayo. Pero oks na rin - sagot ko na ang tinapay na may ham and cheese…

halloween

10-26-2005, 05:19 PM

talaga tong TF. Naku, Dax at v_wrangler baka mag-kadevelopan kayo nyan ha, hehehhehe.

gvidanes

10-26-2005, 05:48 PM

peace…

thanks lock kasi guilty din ako. dito ako sa manila and I always use JAPINO. wala namang nagko-correct sa akin at wala rin namang nagri-react na masakit sa tenga yung word na yun. buti na lang at na-remind ko ako. salamat uli! will use JFC na lang, di na JAPINO.

fremsite

10-26-2005, 06:27 PM

Its a word used by people who cannot spell enough to refer to the Japanese race. In the same way some Filipinos abroad who think calling themselves F$5x&g Little Island People (http://www.tribo.org/history/history1.html) is cool.

I’d suggest you just google it out to know more about that word.

Isa pa, give children born from Filipino-Japanese families some dignity. They aren’t JAPINOS (what a word), If they live in Japan and the government recognize them as Japanese , then they are JAPANESE. Filipino-Japanese if you prefer.

thank you ! v_wrangler … i have children too and i don’t like them to be called JAPINOS :frowning:
i wonder kung sino ang nagpa-uso niyan ?

Flippy Aze

10-26-2005, 07:42 PM

wheww! bilib ako sa vocabs mo Lock, saan mo ba napag - aralan o narinig lahat n’yan? (no offense meant):wink:

docomo

10-26-2005, 08:08 PM

ang dalas ko pa namang magsabi ng Jap girl…

ngayon na alam mo na po wag ka ng pasaway ha:p

crister

10-26-2005, 11:14 PM

hehehehehehe…

FLIP??? mukhang pamilyar ako sa word na ito ahhh…lalo na pag gumamit ako ng magic button

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:20 PM

Isa pa, give children born from Filipino-Japanese families some dignity. They aren’t JAPINOS (what a word), If they live in Japan and the government recognize them as Japanese , then they are JAPANESE. Filipino-Japanese if you prefer.

I agree with you, these kids are JAPANESE, or FILIPINO-JAPANESE. Glad you brought this up!
I think “JAPINOS” definitely came from where the word “JAPAYUKI” was coined, saan pa ba manggagaling ito?

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:30 PM

We actually refer to Pinoy/Pinay here as ‘flipper’ in an informal way and has no negative connotation that I’m aware of.
yeah, like all we need is a blowhole on top of our heads,:smiley:
Isn’t “FLIPPER” the name of a dolphin that had a TV series in the 70’s? That was one lovable mammal!

On the other hand, I would not want to be called by any other name but “Filipino” or “Pinoy”.

hmm, compare that to the OZs (Aussies, Australians) and KIWIs (New Zealanders)
sa tingin ko mas original naman ang mga ito kaysa sa “FLIPPER”. Ewan ko, pero di ko talagang ma-imagine na tawagin akong isang “PALIKPIK”.:slight_smile:

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 11:30 PM

I agree with you, these kids are JAPANESE, or FILIPINO-JAPANESE. Glad you brought this up!
I think “JAPINOS” definitely came from where the word “JAPAYUKI” was coined, saan pa ba manggagaling ito? While Japayuki wasn’t really a new term. I think the Japino word could be a later Filipino invention, the person who coined this probably got lazy and mixed " Japan(ese) + Filipinos"

docomo

10-26-2005, 11:31 PM

peace…

thanks lock kasi guilty din ako. dito ako sa manila and I always use JAPINO. wala namang nagko-correct sa akin at wala rin namang nagri-react na masakit sa tenga yung word na yun. buti na lang at na-remind ko ako. salamat uli! will use JFC na lang, di na JAPINO.

It would be better if you start spreading it to everyone … a good start … :slight_smile:

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:36 PM

It was actually a Filipino-American relative who told me the exact opposite. So dpende siguro kung alam mo ang history noong salita na iyon?

well, it’s also another thing to see how the Japanese react to this derogatory term.
Sa pagkaka-alam ko nagsimula ito noong WWII. Ano naman ang version ng
Filipino-American relative mo? Please share it with the group if you do not mind.

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:40 PM

peace…

thanks lock kasi guilty din ako. dito ako sa manila and I always use JAPINO. wala namang nagko-correct sa akin at wala rin namang nagri-react na masakit sa tenga yung word na yun. buti na lang at na-remind ko ako. salamat uli! will use JFC na lang, di na JAPINO.

Thank WRANGLER, siya yung nag post ng “JAPINO”. Ako yung “JAPS”. Thank you rin at napagtyagaan mong basahin ang mga posts namin!

Ano naman yung “JFC”? parang banana- ketchap o fried chicken ang dating.

v_wrangler

10-26-2005, 11:48 PM

well, it’s also another thing to see how the Japanese react to this derogatory term.
Sa pagkaka-alam ko nagsimula ito noong WWII. Ano naman ang version ng
Filipino-American relative mo? Please share it with the group if you do not mind.

Well, my wife wasn’t happy about it of course.

My relative just told me how some people in the states refer to themselves as such. And mentioned to me some little stories about it. That it was actually a derogatory term the Americans use to refer to the early pinoy immigrants in the states. The second time I heard the word was from an American friend back in hokkaido - who jokingly told me what it really stood for - F***king Little Island People and some later tried to soften it by making the "F"stand for - Funny…

Not funny at all.

But anyways - kanya kanya nga siguro so I’d respect kung ano ang pag-aakala ng iba. But yun nga lang, huwag lang sana ako yung tawagin Flip:). Sa amin sa medyo batang Katagalugan, ibig din sabihin nyan ay “Sira Ulo” as in Flip o Baliktad (na pag-iisip)…

“Yung mama o, parang Flip kung pumorma!”

Lock, sa galing ng pinoy mag-abbreviate - sa palagay ko ibig niyang tukuyin ay Japanese Filipino Children :slight_smile:

Lock

10-26-2005, 11:52 PM

It would be better if you start spreading it to everyone … a good start … :slight_smile:

I think we should also be very careful not to offend when correcting others.
The Timog Forum sensitivity campaign, good idea DOCOMO!

Lock

10-27-2005, 12:09 AM

Well, not much really - he just told me how some people in the states refer to themselves as such. And mentioned to me some little stories about it. That it was actually a derogatory term the Americans use to refer to the early pinoy immigrants in the states. The second time I heard the word was from an American friend back in hokkaido - who jokingly told me what it really stood for - F***king Little Island People and some later tried to soften it by making the "F"stand for - Funny…

Not funny at all.

But anyways - kanya kanya nga siguro so I’d respect kung ano ang pag-aakala ng iba. But yun nga lang, huwag lang sana ako yung tawagin Flip:). Sa amin sa medyo batang Katagalugan, ibig din sabihin nyan ay “Sira Ulo” as in Flip o Baliktad (na pag-iisip)…

Lock, sa galing ng pinoy mag-abbreviate - sa palagay ko ibig niyang tukuyin ay Japanese Filipino Children :slight_smile:
Oh, I thought you were referring to “JAPS”.

hahaha, ang galing nga natin na gumawa ng mga acronyms at mahilig rin tayong mag abbreviate. Kaso minsan, negative ang epekto. Na ju-justify tuloy ng iba na tawagin nga tayong “F.L.I.P.” :slight_smile:

gabby

10-27-2005, 12:15 AM

Walang anuman Maruchan. Many forms of discrimination exist, at least we can take part in being sensitive about it or better yet, preventing it.

100% true.

gvidanes

10-27-2005, 09:26 AM

thank u Lock, docomo, v_wrangler and to everybody! this thread reminded me again of my silent pagkakamali. yes, i will share this to my friends…

I used Japino before but my japanese friend told me that it is better if i use JFC (Japanese Filipino Children). Masama nga daw sa pandinig yung una. tapos nabasa ko pa ang thread na ito. :slight_smile:

RAIN

11-04-2005, 09:30 AM

I agree STOP using JAPS.

JAPS means insult for japanese people.

Niger mean insult for black african american.

RAIN

pointblank

11-04-2005, 09:25 PM

Susmaryosep, nagkaroon pala ng malaking bakbakan sa thread na ito, ni hindi ko napansin!

Just some comments regarding the term “Negro”.

Used in English, Negro (pronounced knee-grow) itself is not discriminatory. There are universities that have “Negro studies” departments, there are Afro-American support organizations such as the United Negro College Fund, there is a category of music called Negro Spirituals which is sung by black singers ranging from Mahalia Jackson to Jesse Norman.

However, the use of the term in Tagalog (pronounced neh-gro) is often discriminatory in the context that it is used. Often, it is used derogatorily to refer to skin color, and not race. Doon nagkakaroon ng racist undertones.

As for “Japino”, I myself am not comfortable with the term - but I think that this was coined a few years ago when there was a worldwide trend to coin new words for mixed races - in fact, Tiger Woods was even calling himself “something-cabalinese-something-something” to trace his Chinese, Thai, American Indian, Black & European roots. Japino would probably be similar to the term Chinoy, which Philippine mass media regular uses to refer to Chinese Filipinos.

NemoySpruce

11-04-2005, 11:58 PM

ang haba ng thread na to, di ko na po nabasa lahat ng posts. Hihirit na lang ako :d sakin kasi kahit ano pa itawag mo sakin, okey lang, its not the term that hurts. its the intention behind it. Kahit makabisado mo lahat ng ibig sabihin nyang mga words na yan, Japs, gooks, chinks, bumbay, negro, nerd, geek, flips, jologs, japayuks, kelot, bebot… its still possible to unintentionaly hurt someone. I think best way to go is be sensitive to people around you, mapapansin mo naman pag may nasabi kang mali, minsan yan ngingiti na pilit, minsan dahang dahang mawawala ang ngiti. ang lusot jan ay ‘Im sorry, have I said something to offend you?’ … or sorry pare, sensitib ka pala, maganda naman ilong mo eh, di na kita tatawaging panchito… ayun lang. ok na yun… life is complicated enough as it is. wag na nating guluhin pa. Ive never used the term ‘jap’ kasi feeling ko american term to. di bagay sakin, pakiramdam ko kelangan puti ka para magamit tong term na to. pero who am I to impose restrictions on what words you can use, gamitin mo sige. pero pag makatapat ka ng hapon na mapikon sayo eh, sorry ka na lang :smiley:

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11-05-2005, 07:52 PM

I found a very timely article in the INQ7 website, “An American Heroine” by Michael Tan which among other interesting points discussed, tackles the issue of how racism affects us Pinoys which leads us to “creating reverse racism”.
http://news.inq7.net/opinion/index.php?index=2&story_id=55435&col=81

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