Advocacy

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1901 Harder Road
Hayward, CA 94542

December 9, 2013

Cely Pichay
2005 W. Olive Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257
Dear Ms. Pichay:
I am writing to inform you about how it is hard for filipinos in the city of Porterville to be accepted into society. It is hard for any race to be socially accepted in this country. There are so much criteria that you have to pass to even be considered into society. You have to look a certain way, act a certain way, talk a certain way, etc. To be honest, I don't even know if I am socially accepted because I don't pass a certain criteria. If it's hard for me, then I can't imagine what it must feel like for another person in my race. If you are filipino, it is especially hard to get accepted into society because we're different from other people. We have different values and outlooks on life. I want to know what you are going to do to fix this issue in the city of Porterville. There are a lot of filipinos, teenagers especially, that will do anything to get accepted into society. We want to be accepted by everyone because we want them to like us. We care about what other people think about us because that's just how we are. I know I am like that because if someone doesn't like me, then I will do anything to get them to like me. Filipinos have a difficult time getting accepted because we look or act differently compared to other races. When someone looks at me, I feel their eyes judging me and I don't want to feel like that anymore because I get really self-conscious about the way I look or act. I judge myself every time someone looks at me the wrong way. I don't like feeling that way and I want you to do something so I or anyone else doesn't have to feel this way ever again. I want to know what your strategy is with this issue that's been going on for far too long and I want you to do something that will help us. What can you do that…...

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