MANILA, Philippines - A piece of hate mail targeting the Filipino community based in American Canyon in California has gone viral, the Huffington Post reported.
In a report by the Huffington Post, the hate mail which describes Filipinos as "filthy" and "unwanted" was posted by a concerned Fil-Am Derek Valencia on his Facebook account.
|Hate Mail vs Fil-Am Community posted by Derek Valencia on Facebook.
As of Wednesday, Valencia's post was shared on Facebook 329 times.
Valencia said he reported the matter to the police who, in turn, told him that another person reported the same concern to them.
In the thread under his photo wallpost "Anyone else in American Canyon get this letter in the mail?!?!?!?!!!!!!?", Valencia said he was still shocked that "this would happen in American Canyon. This town is so small and full of different races!".
The letter, allegedly from the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, was addressed to a certain Maria Aida Ignacio Brandes.
The letter warns Brandes about her alleged expired cosmetology license but later ended up firing insults against the Filipino community living in the area.
Parts of the letter read:
"In addition, the American Canyon Filipino community as filthy as it is, unwanted as it is...doesn't need to bring additional unwarranted /unlicensed practices which assists in bringing down the already downward spiraling property values in our area."
"We are attempting to have our community a law abiding one, without having yet another gang of Filipino scum such as yourself and married daughters who have attempted to assimilate into this once clean non-Filipino dominated area in American Canyon (Napa Junction) which includes those of your female offspring who have aligned themselves with CAUCASION husbands to assit in ensuring their half-breed children have "straight noses" in order to be accepted in non-Filipino society".
The letter was signed by Concerned American Canyon Neighbors.
“I think it was like a mass mail, but yea it's still an issue to illustrate such hate to a specific race, at the end we are all still human!” Valencia said on Facebook.