Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

 Loretta P. Adrian, Ph.D.

Click here to read the essay, Discrimination Happens Everywhere, by Tony Lee

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from a November 2005 interview
by Tony Lee with Loretta Adrian, Vice President of Student Services at Skyline College,
who was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States in her early twenties.

 


Loretta Adrian

 

Table of Contents:

1. Childhood in the Philippines
2. Government system in the Philippines

3. Experiences as a Filipino American

4. Living in the US facing obstacles

5. Discrimination

6. Discrimination made her a stronger

7. Finding an identity

8. Advice to share with other

 

Segment 1
Childhood in the Philippines
Lori was born in the Philippines where she obtained her degree.

 

A school in the Philippines

 

 

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Segment 2
Government system in the Philippines
The government system is a little different from the US, but have similar traits.

 

Picture in the Philippines



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Segment 3
Experience as a Filipino American
Lori has lived in San Diego before moving to the Bay Area.

 

City of San Diego

 


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Segment 4
Living in the US facing obstacles
She applied for secretary positions, but eventually she found jobs to fit her potential. 

 

 



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Segment 5
Discrimination
Places that she has been, people did not even know who Filipinos were.

They assumed she was Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese.

 

 

 

 

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Segment 6
Discrimination has made her stronger
She feels that racial discrimination has made her, and her children stronger.

 

 

 

 

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Segment 7
Finding an identity
She shared about her children who have faced adversities.

 

 

 

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Segment 8
Advice to share with others
I asked her for advice to give to young Filipinos.

 

 

 

 

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Image sources:

 

Loretta Adrian
http://www.sdmesa.edu/staff/adrian_l/lori-adrian.jpg

 

School in the Philippines
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/sa/philippines/images/classroom.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/sa/philippines/campusphoto.htm&h=248&w=372&sz=12&tbnid=BpaeQdVaS3IJ:&tbnh=78&tbnw=118&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3DClassroom%2Bin%2BPhilippines%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

 

City of San Diego

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Filipino Flag

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Alpg/philippine_flag.jpg&imgrefurl=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Duser.viewProfile%26friendID%3D10929520%26Mytoken%3D20050707173742&h=240&w=360&sz=7&tbnid=2Cv9vlwPTAAJ:&tbnh=78&tbnw=117&hl=en&start=3&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPhilippine%2Bflag%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 12-20-05
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes if you inform and credit the author and cite the source as: North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library. All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.net