Skip to comments.Tequila shots, eating tacos, and sombreros offend Mexican university students
Posted on 05/10/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by cap10mike
A Northwestern University Mexican student group finds eating tacos and drinking tequila to celebrate Cinco de Mayo racially offensive, and wants to see the practice come to an end. In a letter to the universitys paper, the Latin student group Alianza called for a respectful celebration to commemorate the Battles of Puebla, in which a vastly outnumbered, under-equipped Mexican army twice defeated the well-armed, well-trained French army, which had not lost a battle in over fifty years.
This is not unlike a uniquely American holiday, which commemorates the moment when 56 men affixed their signatures upon the Declaration of Independence to mutually pledge to each other [their] lives, [their] fortunes, and [their] sacred honor.
What followed was a bloody 8-year war in which a vastly outnumbered, under-equipped rag-tag group of patriots defeated the well-armed, well-trained [British] army, which had not lost a battle in over fifty years.
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How about if I eat a burrito and drink a margarita?
There goes my pint of Guiness on St. Paddy’s Day! RATS!
I got my MBA at Northwestern. The undergraduates are a bunch of PC loons.
I’d love to see May 5th Cinco De Mayo celebrations stop.
And all other Mexican holiday celebrations stop to.
Their culture is offensive I agree!
How much tequila did this Mexican student drink before he said that ?
Then maybe they need to stop calling themselves Mexican and become real Americans. That is if their culture embarrasses them so much.
So wearing green bowler hats, eating corned beef sammiches and drinking green beer and guiness is not allowed on St. Pattys day either...
I thought ‘sinko de mayo’ was about a shipment of mayonnaise lost onroute, at sea.
There’s an easy solution to that problem: Go the hell back to the cesspool—Mexico—from which you have temporarily escaped! Or shut up and be a good guest in our country.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
close down TACO BELL
So we should celebrate it with fireworks and cookouts? And beer? Sounds good.
Hope nobody tells me that I’ve “offended” them.
“You need to either grow up or leave....or both, because I’m not changing ANYTHING!”
Yeah, that analogy to the founding of the United States of America was apt. Nobody ever drinks beer or eats hot dogs on the 4th of July.
>>Id love to see May 5th Cinco De Mayo celebrations stop.
I agree. Foreign holidays needs to stay in foreign countries. But, I will eat friggin’ tacos any day I want and a bunch of crybaby students can just deal with it.
These students are right. Drinking tequila and eating tacos are stereotypes and aren’t authentic Mexican behavior. That’s why I prefer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by milling around in a 7-11 parking lot all day.
Everybody drinks green beer & guinness on st. Paddys day, followed up by corned beef and cabbage. Do people of Irish descent get all worked up about these stereotypes? in short, no. (personally, I don't mind the stereotypes at all- especially if you're buying a round or two for me)
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