MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – History has taught us about the racial prejudices of decades past. Are we better off now than those days when drinking faucets were segregated between whites and colored people, or when Filipinos were barred from entering establishments in America?
The big news this Easter weekend in the Philippines was the discovery of the yaya meal, served exclusively to nannies at the members-only luxurious resort at Balesin island, just miles from Manila.
But discrimination based on class or economic status is more pervasive than what was revealed in Balesin.
For our Easter Sunday edition, we feature a photo essay about social discrimination happening everywhere — in resorts, corporate offices, private condominiums, and yes, even in the U.S. Congress.
We let the photos speak for themselves. (Where available, we included links to corresponding narratives. Simply click on the image/photo.)