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8 Offensive Images Used by the U.S. Government to Disparage the Black Ingenious People of the Philippines

Hurrah For the Fourth of July

“Hurrah for the Fourth of July!”

This political cartoon portrays an instance in which a Hawaiian, a Cuban, and a Filipino is praising the United States for their “independence.” This image is problematic due to the fact that the United States is the exact opposite of a savior. The Unites States is an oppressive, imperialistic colonizer.



Speaking From Experience

“Speaking From Experience”

This image, published by Puck Magazine, displays a scenario in which Native Americans are telegraphing a Filipino a warning message reading the following, “Be good or be dead,” while depicting  a pile of dead Black Filipinos who supposedly failed to surrender to the United State’s imperial agenda.

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