Portrait Of: 'The Latinos Of Asia' Due to their shared colonial past, Filipinos and Latinos share last names, religion, food and even similarities in language. Here in the United States, as many Filipino-Americans grow up in cities with large Latino population like Los Angeles, these lines become even clearer. Anthony Ocampo breaks down these similarities in his book, "The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race." Maria Hinojosa talks to Ocampo about the book, his experience growing up in Los Angeles as a Filipino-American and what his research tells us about the links between Filipinos and Latinos.
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Portrait Of: 'The Latinos Of Asia'

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Portrait Of: 'The Latinos Of Asia'

Portrait Of: 'The Latinos Of Asia'

Portrait Of: 'The Latinos Of Asia'

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Due to their shared colonial past, Filipinos and Latinos share last names, religion, food and even similarities in language. Here in the United States, as many Filipino-Americans grow up in cities with large Latino population like Los Angeles, these lines become even clearer. Anthony Ocampo breaks down these similarities in his book, "The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race." Maria Hinojosa talks to Ocampo about the book, his experience growing up in Los Angeles as a Filipino-American and what his research tells us about the links between Filipinos and Latinos.