From the early 20th century, Filipinos have been depicted as treacherous savages or as innocent children in America, evidenced in political comics and comments from the time. In today's society, even though the depictions are not as blatantly racist as they were in the early 20th century, Filipinos are dehumanized, exoticized, or idealized and represented in a two-dimensional way. However, this construction of the Filipino identity may be starting to change with the advent of more ardent vocalization by Filipinos with regard to the production of their images.
"Filipinos Depicted in American Culture,"
e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/e-Research/vol3/iss1/6