Filipinos are among the most racist individuals in the world according to a study conducted by an international survey agency.
The survey yielded that the Philippines has among the most racially intolerant populations next only to countries like India, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea.
World Value Survey released the study that measures the social attitudes of people in different countries. The survey asked respondents what types of people they would refuse to live next to, and counted how many chose the option ‘people of a different race’ as a percentage for each country. Up to an astonishing 39.9% of Filipinos would refuse to live next to people of different race according to the study.
On a related note, countries like United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Britain, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Australia and New Zealand were deemed the least racist as only up to 4.9% of their population have problems with people of a different race.
Filipinos have been a subject of different racial slurs abroad with terms like Flip and TNTs (Tago nang Tago) among others. The Pinoys already reacted negatively and loudly to slurs said in mainstream media and entertainment including that of the recent movie Anchorman 2, the TV series Desperate Housewives which “belittled” medical schools and doctors from the Philippines and actress Lucy Liu who said that she didn’t like to get to tan or dark because then she would look like a Filipino.
Ironically, Filipinos know a mix of racial remarks like Instik Beho and Negro. Worse, Filipinos call their very countrymen discriminatory phrases like dugong aso, bisakol, mukhang katulong and others.
A special feature on Filipino Racial and Discriminatory Slurs is on its way.
Also, the 2013 International Basketball Federation (FIBA or Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball) final match between teams Philippine Team Gilas and Jordan nationals where netizens used the hashtag #Puso and #Putok on Twitter showed how racist Filipinos can be according to some observers.