Alvin Alvarez, PhD, co-author of “Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives” addresses the question: “Does Race Matter for Asian Americans?”
As a pastor, my vocation is synonymous with prayer. So it was humbling to discover that I did not enjoy praying.
Do I belong anywhere? This kind of question can lead to a lot of restlessness and unease. I know I am not alone with questions of belonging.
When I get in touch with my pre-colonial regional history, I see that many good, beautiful, and even Christlike aspects come from my Filipino roots and not the false salvation of a colonizer.
As early as I can remember, I was taught to call my big brother “Kuya”, a Tagalog word showing respect…