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I was learning about the historical roots of American racism and oppression, and about the Philippines, the country my parents immigrated from.

These are the names that history has given the world for Filipinx and Filipinx Americans.

Names that were violently yelled at me in the schools, playgrounds and parks of my childhood.

Personally, as a Filipinx American member of the campus community, it makes me feel acknowledged and recognized.

Moreover, Berkeley can celebrate its history by renaming Barrows Hall after people who have been lost in the past pro-colonial narrative.

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