posted on May, 12 2014 @ 03:33 PM
Is the All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar Offensive?
Apparently, at two different college campuses, recent taco bar fundraisers were scrapped or quietly changed because Latino students complained that
they were offensive and culturally insensitive.
At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University, the sorority girls scrapped their Mexican themed “Pi
Phiesta” for a summery, ocean-themed one, although they still served tacos.
The groups in question planned the events around Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican theme. Décor would be the usual sombrero or maracas with the usual
bright colors. And the food was as much Tex Mex taco as you could eat after paying your entry fee. Nothing malicious.
I guess the Latinos called it culturally insensitive because of
. Which according to the HuffPo means
getting blitzed on tequila while wearing a sombrero and big fake mustache.
Yes, today is Mexican Independence Day. Wait, it’s not? Why are we drinking again? I have an unhealthy amount of tequila, a sombrero and a
cut-out mustache I’m ready to whip out, so I’m really hoping this has something to do with Mexico. What do you mean not all Mexicans wear
sombreros and mustaches? Is Tequila even Mexican? Yea!? Phew, I was this close to being totally culturally insensitive. So what’s Drinko de Mayo
But is the girl in the photo in the original article even wearing either item? Does she look blitzed? Nope. She's sitting at a long table with a plate
So, I guess the moral is that now, even though we Americans are not allowed to celebrate our own culture anymore because it's horrible, racist,
Imperialist and to do so would make us look like giant jack@sses and racists and jerks white supremacists and every -ist in the book that's negative
... when we try to adopt a little diversity and celebrate something ... anything, some other culture that we enjoy, we can't do it because it's now
cultural appropriation if someone objects and we still wind up being giant racists and jerks.
I suppose the moral of the story is that if you're born a white American. Don't have culture. Any culture.
If you do, the PC Police are coming for you.
edit on 12-5-2014 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)