Filipinos. Chinos or negros?

Filipinos. Chinos or negros?

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#1 Dec 11, 2012
I always associate them with Chinos because that's how they look, but I recently seen this video with original Filipinos and they look like blacks.



I think I'm going to re-think my image of Filipinos. Most of us Latinos have the image that they're Chinese people.

mysterysilence

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#2 Dec 11, 2012
Geno314 wrote:
I always associate them with Chinos because that's how they look, but I recently seen this video with original Filipinos and they look like blacks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sw2cqa11xpIXX
I think I'm going to re-think my image of Filipinos. Most of us Latinos have the image that they're Chinese people.
I've heard of a lot of Hispanics reffering to them as chinos but oh no Asians come in all shapes and sizes and colors just like how a lot of people think that if you're Hispanic you're either Mexican or puerto rican lol, I remember that mindset from back in the day but there's obviously people that still think that way.

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#3 Dec 11, 2012
mysterysilence wrote:
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I've heard of a lot of Hispanics reffering to them as chinos but oh no Asians come in all shapes and sizes and colors just like how a lot of people think that if you're Hispanic you're either Mexican or puerto rican lol, I remember that mindset from back in the day but there's obviously people that still think that way.
Yeah, I agree. Filipinos actually look very different from Chinese people (but some look similar because of Chinese ancestry) Chinese & Filipinos look as different as Mexicans and Dominicans. We should stop using "chinos" to describe Filipinos because the Spanish actually used "indios" and "negritos" to describe them, which is very different from "chinos"

mysterysilence

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#4 Dec 12, 2012
Geno314 wrote:
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Yeah, I agree. Filipinos actually look very different from Chinese people (but some look similar because of Chinese ancestry) Chinese & Filipinos look as different as Mexicans and Dominicans. We should stop using "chinos" to describe Filipinos because the Spanish actually used "indios" and "negritos" to describe them, which is very different from "chinos"
I agree we sound very ignorant when we do that. I'm glad you're educating yourself about other cultures and nationalities we can never learn enough.
TPMP

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#5 Dec 12, 2012
Geno314 wrote:
I always associate them with Chinos because that's how they look, but I recently seen this video with original Filipinos and they look like blacks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sw2cqa11xpIXX
I think I'm going to re-think my image of Filipinos. Most of us Latinos have the image that they're Chinese people.
This was fascinating. They looked like Pacific Islanders.

Perhaps, this was a small isolated gene pool left over from soldiers.

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#6 Dec 12, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>This was fascinating. They looked like Pacific Islanders.
Perhaps, this was a small isolated gene pool left over from soldiers.
No, they're natives. They were called "Negritos" by the
Spanish. The Spanish even named a major island "Negros" because of all the black people they saw when they arrived. They were the first Filipinos, long before black soldiers came. Most Filipinos have some Negrito admixture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negrito

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