Racist and anti-miscegnation letter sent to local CA resident calls Filipinos “filthy… scum”

(H/T: Angry Asian Man)

The above letter was anonymously sent to Derek Valencia, a resident of American Canyon, CA.
The above letter was anonymously sent to Derek Valencia, a resident of American Canyon, CA.

Angry Asian Man reports on an image of a letter that has gone viral online. The above letter was sent to a local resident of American Canyon, a city located in California. The letter bears a letterhead claiming it is from the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, an official state organization, and the first part of the letter appears to be a notification of violation of services. However, as you read down, the letter quickly devolves into racist hate speech, including such gems as calling Filipinos “filthy”, “unwanted”, and “scum”. The letter ends on a tirade against Filipino women marrying “Caucasion” (sic) husbands in order to bear “half-breed” children.

Angry Asian Man has provided a full transcript:

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

Maria Aida Ignacio Brandes aka Maria ‘Lenny’ Ignacio
Cosmetolgist-License #234099
421 Knightsbridge Way
American Canyon, CA 94503
DOB 10 September 1950

Subj: Haircutting/Styling Practices Under Revoked License

According to the State of California Licensing & the concerned neighborhood residence in close proximity to your dwelling find the above referenced license currently holds a status which carry restrictions from a disciplinary action brought against you as noted below:

License issued on 1 February 1991
Expiry 28 February 2013
Accusation filed on 22 November 2010.
Revocation effective date 4 January 2012

Note: Nguyen, Minh T.N. also covered under Lic #234099 at the time of the date accusation.

Be advised that under California statues “Any person providing certain services for a fee is required to be licensed by the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology.
Those services include (but are not limited to) hair cutting, hair dressing and styling, nail care, skin care, removal of superfluous hair, permanent removal of unwanted hair and the application of makeup.

Be advised from concerned local citizens that you may not be within jurisdiction to perform noted services includes in the statutes cited above. This would include the maintenance & care of known male/female/male child relations in current residence at 103 Ford Drive, American Canyon, cA 94503 since early 2010.

Ms. Brandes, be advised that you are potentially in breach of current State of California rules/regulations and subject to fines.

In addition, the American Canyon Filipino community as filthy as it is. [Illegible] 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 assist in ensuring their half-breed children have “straight noses” in order to be accepted in non-Filipino society.

Yours Truly,
Concerned American Canyon Neighbors

This is the kind of thing you expect from Jim Crow era America, not the twenty-first century. The typos and poor grasp of the English language suggest someone younger, or, I guess, someone who doesn’t know how to work spell-check. Or, I guess, an ignorant bigot who was somehow given access to a computer and a printer.

Either way, this shit is so racist.

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