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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: uncommitted
Actually, they didn't dress up like Mexicans. They only used some items for décor. The second article I linked was a Huffington Post article I dug up that was using those pictures to illustrate what they considered to be cultural appropriation. They only picture in the original article showed a girl sitting at a long table with a brightly colored plastic table cloth with a plate of taco. She wasn't wearing anything other than a standard sundress - no sombrero, no mustache, no flag. In fact, none of those items were even in the picture, so you only have the article's written description to go that they were in evidence at all.
The HuffPo pics did not come from these two events.
originally posted by: uncommitted
originally posted by: FlyersFan
Oh come on .... all you can eat tacos ... there is nothing wrong with that. The schools here have some all you can eat spaghetti on Christopher Columbus day. (Heavy Italian population in that part of town). No one has a meltdown.
Sit back and enjoy the food. Relax. If you don't like it ... take a siesta or something.
TACOS .. MMMMMMMM
Not that I'm actually agreeing with the actual people who took offence, but I think you are missing something. It's not the eating of Mexican food (for those who talk about it being Texan in parts, errrmmm, who owned Texas at the time?), if you read, tacos were still partaken. The issue is about the theme of people (according to those who took offence) dressing and acting in an exaggerated stereotype of Mexicans. On a college campus. If you agree with them or not is neither here nor there, but their right to complain is without any question.
If it involved white people blacking up, wearing a afro wig and acting in a stereotypical manner of black people from the slave era while singing minstrel songs and eating corn on the cob, do you think black people would have any right to feel offended by that? If not, why not? What is different?