What are some examples of colonial mentality here in the philippines? What is the current situation of the filipinos as having colonial mentality?
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- - Filipinos prefer to use products from other countries than products made in the Philippines. Anything foreign will appeal to a common Filipino.
- Preferring to watch Hollywood films than Pinoy films. (I'm guilty in this one)
- Thinking that if someone graduated from a foreign school means he/ she is better than someone who graduated in a Philippine University.32
- Colonial mentality is the most tragic legacy of Spanish and American occupation in the Philippines. This problem is not seen only in the Philippines but is common in most former European colonies.
Here are some examples however this is NOT practiced by every Filipino:
-mass media or the entertainment industry favoring mestizo or fair skinned talents (despite lack of talent).
-obsession with branded clothing to the extent of purchasing counterfeit items for the sake of wearing something branded
-belief that being a penchant for western culture or entertainment is "hip," "cool" or "in."
-belief that the Filipino language and regional languages and dialects are inferior to English50
- I'm not sure if I'm the only one here who has experienced being discriminated by my fellow Filipinos. It is a very disturbing experience and yet it happens almost everyday. How many times have I seen store personnel smile ever so sweetly and patiently at foreigners, some of whom were treating them not too kindly too, and yet frown or lose their patience with fellow Filipinos who have waited in line as much as everyone else?
My job requires me to interview numerous people almost everyday and most of the answers reveal the deep dislike of Filipinos for fellow Filipinos. Nearly everyone would always answer they prefer being friends with foreigners yet once asked whether they'd like to live in a foreign country, they'd answer in the affirmative but only on the condition that there would be at least a Filipino community who could possibly be their support system!
Most Filipinos value fair skin, certainly not our natural color. Most of us buy cosmetics that have never been formulated for Asian skin, buy clothes that would look good on long-limbed girls (not our body structure) and have become a hamburger-eating nation. We think that we should keep on improving our English at the expense of forgetting or bastardizing our own language.
So for the question of colonial mentality, of course we Filipinos DON'T have colonial mentality!10
- Perfect example!!
When a child say's they want to become an American when they grow up.11
- Filipina women(some of them or most of them i think) be like... "I will never marry a Filipino, I will marry a foreigner, JUST FOREIGNER." I hate them so much.10
- Personally, i dont see anything wrong in appreciating other countries' products and/or following the fashion trends set by other races. We are now in a specific era where globalization has already conquered the entire world, di lang on trading pati din sa culture. Though you definitely have a valid point re our withering filipino values (on giving respect to our elders), i guess in scavenging, we should only salvage the good, and leave the bad ones behind. Regarding the Pinoy's very positive mindset, it is a very crucial pinoy trait that has helped us survive our darker times in history, mga suki nang calamities, as well ung economic and socio-political turmoil, which were permanent elements na yata ng society natin. And, if it actually helps us to survive, then, it must be a good thing,.. unless otherwise, it encourages apathy and indifference amongst us (and not resiliency) as what you have pointed out.00
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Removal of the mindset known as colonial mentality will lead the country to real progress in the global realm. How can I so boldly say that? Because EVERY SINGLE country who has in the last 100 years has done exactly that. Here is the list: China India Brazil South Korean Taiwan Singapore Vietnam The countries above have set aside their deep rooted admiration of foreign cutlure in favor of their own. The Philippines still considers Western goods and culture as suerior to its own and as such have paid the price these last 60 years.00
- Colonial Mentality Definition00
- What is colonial mentality?
"Colonial mentality refers to institutionalized or systemic feelings of inferiority within some societies or peoples who have been subjected to colonialism, relative to the mores or values of the foreign powers which had previously subjugated them. The concept essentially refers to the acceptance, by "he colonized, of the culture or doctrines of the colonizer as intrinsically more worthy or superior. ..."
Examples of Colonial Mentality:
"In the Philippines colonial mentality is most evident in the existence of favoritism for Filipino mestizos (primarily those of native Filipino and white ancestry, but also indigenous Filipino and Chinese, and other ethnic groups) in the entertainment industry and mass media ..."
"One of the more adverse physical consequences in the idealization and acceptance of the racial concepts of colonial mentality can be seen in the high rate of consumer demand for skin bleaching products used by some indigenous women in the Philippines. Skin-whitening creams have for a long time been popular and widely used in much of the Philippines for the lightening of the skin tones in order to achieve the so-called "Mestizo look". The products are believed to be used primarily by women who have succumbed to the Filipino ideal and colonial doctrine of the idealization of mestizo beauty to the greatest extreme. The consumers of these products, whether conscious or subconsciously, are following the dangerous edict on beauty by continuing to use those products despite the extremely hazardous side effects to their health, including a high risk of various cancers due to many of its active ingredients, including mercury. These products have been banned in the USA due to racial controversies, but their sale and demand in the Philippines continues to be widespread."
Other Current Examples:
1. The use of "Sir Knight" instead of "Ginoong Mandirigma" as alias;
2. The use of English to get through with our ideas to one another;
3. The use of Spanish cursing words, also to get our ideas across to one another; and
4. Preference of foreign brands (e.g., Marlboro over Alhambra Matamis, Nescafe over Kapeng Barako, Black Label over Lambanog, Nokia over "dalawang lata at pisi"...?)33
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