Some references to the point Vargas is making that lead to predominance of Spanish names for Filipinos
“I come to you as Filipino, as gay, as undocumented, as American. And my being gay, my being undocumented, my being Filipino: these are facts and not political plot points to be debated.”
Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas uttered this frank statement as he received the “Community Leadership Award” May 8 in Washington, D.C. to resounding applause from government and Asian community leaders.
All the applause.