Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology: Oppression, Colonial Mentality, and Decolonization


The book that started it all. A book that was rejected by over 30 "traditional" publishers not because of poor quality, but because of a perceived lack of a "market." The Filipino -/ American community and other allies, however, showed that there is a market for the book, as it sold even better than most academic books from the "traditional" publishers. Indeed, Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology became both critically-acclaimed and community-welcomed. This book is no longer in print, making it a highly valued collector's item, which is a nice reward to those who took a risk and supported the original book.

Brown Skin, White Minds:

Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology

(with commentaries)


​The re-titled and re-released version of the original (above). Because of its critical and community success, the book was eventually "picked up" by a "traditional" publisher and was re-released as Brown Skin, White Minds, allowing the book to reach academic audiences and general markets throughout the world. This book has the same content as the original, but with slight revisions and updates. Plus, this book contains five powerful commentaries from other experts and community leaders who are all working toward addressing internalized oppression and healing from its effects.

Internalized Oppression:
The Psychology of Marginalized Groups


The oppression of various groups has taken place throughout human history. People are stereotyped, discriminated against, and unjustly treated simply because of their social group membership. But what does it look like when the oppression that people face from the outside “get under their skin?” Long overdue, this is the first book to highlight the universality of internalized oppression across marginalized groups in the United States from a mental health perspective. It focuses on psychological manifestations and mental health implications of internalized oppression for a variety of groups. The book provides insight into the ways in which internalized oppression influences the thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and behaviors of the oppressed toward themselves, other members of their group, and members of the dominant group. It also considers promising clinical and community programs that are currently addressing internalized oppression among specific groups.


The book describes the implications and unique manifestations of internalized oppression among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, women, people with disabilities, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. For each group, the text considers its demographic profile, history of oppression, contemporary oppression, common manifestations and mental and behavioral health implications, clinical and community programs, and future directions. Chapters are written by leading and emerging scholars, who share their personal experiences to provide a real-world point of view. Additionally, each chapter is coauthored by a member of a particular community group, who helps to bring academic concepts to life.

The Psychology of Oppression


​Written in an engaging and relatable manner, this book reviews the psychological theories and research on the topic of oppression – its evolution, its various forms, and its consequences. Painful historical examples and modern-day occurrences of oppression including mass incarceration, LGBT and transgender issues, police brutality, immigration reform, anti-Muslim sentiments, and systemic racism are explored. How oppression exists and operates on various levels, the mental and behavioral health consequences of oppression, and promising clinical and community programs to eradicate oppression are reviewed. The authors hope that by providing readers with a basic understanding of oppression it will motivate them to combat bias to create a more just, harmonious, and healthy world.