Am I Filipino-American? American-Filipino? Or half and half?
Ok so if a Filipino family had a child here in the USA that child would be what? Filipino-American? American? Or what? What do they fill out on the ethnicity slip that is handed when signing up for just about anything.
Also as it pertains to me personally, I have a an American father who at the time was in the Navy and married my mom who is from the Philippines and native there. She became a citizen etc etc I was born there in the Philippines and spent only one year there before coming here to San Diego. So… What am I on the checklist? White? Filipino? Other? Asian American?
In other words, how do I satisfy “them” whoever is taking in the data for entry. Also, as it pertains to my artist profile, how do I address this? Do I tell them Filipino-American? Is this equal to the first example of the Filipino-American kid born to two Filipino parents but born on U.S. soil?
See what I’m getting at here you pure breds! :P