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The Latinos of Asia 

When: Tue., June 12, 6:30 p.m. 2018
Price: free
More than 3 million people of Filipino heritage live in the United States — the second biggest Asian population in the country and the largest in California. Yet, because of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines, Filipino Americans have a lot in common culturally with Latinx communities. Many find that they relate more to Latinx folks than other Asian groups. Anthony Christian Ocampo lays out this landscape in his 2016 book, The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race. Using examples of second-generation Filipino American stories, Ocampo argues that racial identity largely depends on social context, but he also illustrates how perceptions of race are changing at large. Ocampo, a Filipino American and assistant professor of sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, is currently working on his second book, To Be Brown and Gay in L.A., which will dive into how gay men of color navigate race, gender, and sexuality with their immigrant families.
— Janelle Bitker


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