The generational zigs and zags of immigrant identity

Blue Scholars co-founder “Kuya Geo” on the push-pull of assimilation and heritage  and how it differs by immigrant generation.

George “Geo” Quibuyen

If Im the U.S.-born child of immigrant parents, am I first or second-generation? Kuya Geo asks and answers. (Still image from video shot by Resti Bagcal and Aileen Imperial)

What are the cultural differences between first, second and third generations of immigrants? 

In this episode of our Kuya GEO series, Blue Scholars co-founder George Geo Quibuyen reflects on his Filipino heritage and the generational push-pull between assimilating into American culture and holding on to one’s cultural traditions.

Kuya: A Filipino term used as a sign of respect for an older male relative such as a brother, cousin or family friend. 

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The generational zigs and zags of immigrant identity