It’s JE — MIL — ROOT, but I can be called Carla too.
I am a Filipino-Chinese-Spanish, 32, born and raised in the Philippines.
I am currently a regional spokesperson for the sole energy grid corporation in the Philippines, and also a PR lead specialist. I am still new in this profession, two years now.
Apart from my regular job, I have my side-hustles:
Throughout the history of the United States of America, the White House was ruled entirely by men. When former Senator Hilary Clinton vied for the 2016 presidential election, the world thought the U.S. might have been ready for a female president. But of course, it did not happen.
However, according to William Hazelgrove, a historian and the author of the book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency, the United States already had a female president in the early twentieth century. …
Senior researcher: “Where you from again?”
Me: “I’m from the Philippines.”
Senior researcher: “Oh, so you are a Filipinx.”
Me: “Fili? What?”
Senior researcher: “Filipinx, Pinxy, from Philippines.”
“It’s FILIPINO. You moron. You even called yourself a senior researcher?!!!” Ugh, how I wish I shoved those last words to her face during our zoom meeting. But I didn’t. I can’t because I need to get that project in New York.
So, I ended up saying, “oh, I never heard that before. That’s the first.”
I felt bad that out of desperation, I didn’t correct her and just let her be…
At first glance, agriculture and fashion are two different industries. One is prominent in rural areas, while the other is significant in urban society. But in the 20th century, during the Great Depression and the Second World War, these two industries merged for their businesses to thrive and survive.
The target market was people in rural America, particularly the farmwives. Albeit life in the country was already challenging, enterprises saw scarcity, poverty, and frugality as opportunities to earn bucks.
To ensure that milling companies still sell their products during a crisis, they tapped textile and fashion designers to create the…
Discrimination against Asians in the United States is not a recent occurrence. Over a century ago, in the mid-1800s, Chinese exclusion was even institutionalized in American society, particularly in the State of California.
Despite the struggles Chinese immigrants endured at that time, an eight-year-old Chinese-American girl challenged the school system of San Francisco.
Her name was Mamie Tape, and she was the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case of Tape vs. Hurley in 1885.
The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 US Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. It was one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement and helped establish the precedent that “separate but equal” education was not equal in all forms.
Three years after the supreme court ruling, nine black students from Arkansas enrolled at a formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock. These nine fought for their equal rights to education which was already supported by the law. …
During World War Two, the Allied forces had difficulty in fighting the Axis power in the Pacific Theater. Imperial Japan caught the Allies unprepared when they bombed Pearl Harbor and quickly occupied the Asia Pacific region.
Because of such an attack, the Japanese immigrants residing in the United States endured the consequences. But their Japanese-American children served the U.S. military. They were assigned to the most crucial mission of spying against their heritage.
Despite the prejudices they had endured in the United States, these Japanese-Americans swore allegiance to America, the country they called home. …
At the height of the Vietnam War, soldiers from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand (ANZUS) have supported the South Vietnamese who opposed the communists of the North. But in the South alone, the troops had to face the North’s counterpart — the Viet Cong.
The Viet Cong were not only challenging but also tricky to apprehend. Vietnam is their homeland, so they have all the advantages. This includes their skilled underground operation through narrow tunnels. …
There are over 4 million Filipino migrants living across the United States. The relationship between Filipinos and Americans has gone way back in the early twentieth century when Filipinos were once an annex of America in Asia.
However, records show, that long before American imperialism occurred in the late nineteenth century and the annexation of the Philippines after that. Filipinos had already arrived on American soil in the 1700s and established their settlement in the murky mosquito-infested marshland, St. Malo, in Louisiana.
In the era of the Second World War, the United States used Hollywood to advertise U.S. military recruitment, war bonds, and propaganda. The entertainment industry assisted the Allies in several ways, even on the battlefield.
The United States even created a special military unit composed of advertising agents, visual artists, audio engineers, set designers, film directors, and actors. They were sent to the European Theater to outwit Adolf Hitler’s generals and admirals.
These artists’ main mission was to fool the Nazis by creating a huge production — Hollywood style.
During World War Two, the United States’ most conservative organization, the…