Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Diploma THIS

You can always count on Reappropriate to bring up issues that are so significant and often overseen.

On the last episode of Desperate Housewives, a show I do not watch, Teri Hatcher's character made a comment that denigraded the Philippines and the integrity of medical professionals schooled and educated in the Philippines.

Never mind that the Filipino population is the second largest immigrant population in the USA. Never mind the extrememly high percentage of Filipinos in the healthcare profession.
Never mind the insinuation that Filipino educated medical professionals are second-hand and not on the same caliber as US-trained medical personnel.

I'm boiling.

I normally don't do online petitions, but this one demands an apology from ABC about the writing of this particular episode to the Filipinos and to Filipino-Americans.



  1. prof black woman7:08 AM

    ABC and the Executives of the show issued an apology yesterday. As with all such cases they stated "it was never our intention to insult Filipinos or Asians in anyway." Funny how so many people can do such offensive things and then pretend they are not insulting isn't it?

  2. Anonymous10:26 PM

    That's the nature of american television, anything to sell! since there isnt enough ever.


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