Is mimicking Filipino accents an offensive act? Do Fil Ams make fun of immigrants because they attempt to be American? Is it OK when non-Filipinos imitate the accent? When is it “all in good fun”?
We understand the propensity of mimicking Filipino accents by many Filipino Americans stems largely from their class and cultural privilege in the United States, but can it possibly come from anything else? Of course, we don’t have all of the answers, but we get a dialogue going here in this mini-episode. Have a listen!