Click here to read the research essay, “The Tribulations of Assimilation” by Patrick Quesada
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2011 interview by Patrick Quesada with Francis Reyes,
who is a Filipino American that grew up in the so called Manilla Town of the United Statesî in Daly City, California.
Segment 1: Introduction (1:25)
A little introduction to Francis Reyes
Francis Reyes and his Nephew
Segment 2: Family (1:38)
Francis talks about his family history
Francis and his family on Christmas day
Segment 3: Childhood (1:25)
Francis recalls his childhood as a Filipino
Segment 4: The Philippines (1:22)
Francis recounts his time in the Philippines
Young Francis with his dad and brother Brian in the Philippines
Segment 5: Race Confusion (1:47)
Francis speaks about a Filipino misconception that effects him
Francis in Filipino music class
Segment 6: Filipinos (1:14)
Francis gives his insight on what is a Filipino and Filipino American
Francis with the Pilipino Cultural Night group
Segment 7: Life Now (1:49)
Francis gives us an update on how he is doing now
Francis at Skyline College with his Kapitiran mentee
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by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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