Bay Area Filipinos are up in arms over boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s recent comments about Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

The NAACP is joining them, reports Henni Espinosa in the daily newscast Balitang America from San Jose. Balitang America reported that Rev. Jeff Moore, San Jose chapter president of NAACP said that he could not "condone that type of behavior, that type of language from anybody." The behavior in question was in a video message to his fans in which Mayweather says: "We're going to cook that little yellow chump" and calls him a "midget" and says "I'm going to make the [expletive] make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice."

NaFFAA, the largest national organization of Filipino Americans, called on the National Boxing Association to censure Mayweather, reports Balitang America. Mayweather has since apologized, but Filipino Americans are going after his sponsors, like Reebok and AT&T. NaFFAA chair Greg Macabenta told local Filipino publication Inquirer.net that "Mayweather's apology is unacceptable and he must be made accountable for his damaging statements."

NAACP's Moore told Balitang America that while the Filipino [community] is upset, he wanted their understanding. He said "I hope the Filipino people would not think that this is how Black people feel about them."