We sat down with Asia Jackson, creator of the #MagandangMorenx campaign, and Anthea Armah to talk about anti-blackness. Reacting to our episode of “How do we unlearn Anti-Blackness in Filipino Culture?”, they share their experiences with racial aggressions, skin whitening, and the harmful effects of colorism. They also explore the history behind colorism in the Philippines (especially towards Indigenous Filipinos), its connection to spanish colonialism, and how blackness shouldn’t be associated with class. In this One Down Reacts, we explore this topic even more and would love to know what you think. Let us know in the comments below the next video you want us to react to!
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0:00: Asia Jackson and Anthea Armah react to Anti-Blackness in Filipino Culture
0:56: Experiencing colorism from family and friends “Why is being dark bad?”
2:36: Talking Toxic Filipino Beauty Standards
4:09: Black Filipino identity and role models who embrace blackness
6:11: Reacting to comments from “How do we unlearn Anti-Blackness in Filipino culture”
7:56: Connection between Filipino colorism, classism, and Spanish colonization
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Directed by: Leo Albea
Director of Photography: Emil Velasco
Edited by: Millaine Matinong
Produced by: Sarah Albea
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Featuring: Asia Jackson, Anthea Armah
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