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)
Indeed, it’s a MEXICAN holiday. MEXICAN as in being a remembrance by the COUNTRY OF MEXICO.
It is not an ethnic holiday, but a Mexican National holiday,
and has no place in America.
Tough chalupas Paco.
Too bad the Mexicuns don’t feel the same way about throwing pee and feces balloons at US fans whenever the MEX plays US in soccer
Yes that happens
And absolutely do NOT drink beer at an American Oktoberfest. It might offend Germans, like me - NOT. But everyone knows Germans can be offended.
HOw about the Irish? Can you have a Bailey’s Irish Cream on St. Patrick’s Day?
In Minnesota, May 17th is celebrated by the Norwegian-Ameicans - Syttendae Mai! their Independence day from the Swedes. I wonder what would offend them? Flying a Swedish flag, perhaps?
LOL....milling around 7-11 parking lot. Win
Cinco de Mayo is not even a national holiday in Mexico. It is celebrated only in the State of Puebla. Real Mexicans (which Mexican-Americans are not) don’t really give a damn. The idea that tacos are some sort of Holy Eucharist whose consumption by non-Mexicans is a sacrilege is also absurd. Tacos (as we know them) aren’t even of Mexican origin. They were invented in the American southwest, not Mexico. This is just another grievance group trying to up their victim score by throwing a guilt trip onto their imagined oppressors.
How about we instead celebrate all the victories of the Mexican Army during the Mexican War with the US....or perhaps we could celebrate their overwhelming victory at San Jacinto in the Texas war for independence, oh forgot, they lost....
Mexican isn't a race. It's a nationality.
Mexicans and hispanics in general weren't even considered a victim minority until 1970 when Corky Gonzalez and other La Raza Unida people lobbied to have "Chicanos" declared a victim minority. Seems the NAACP and other Black groups didn't think that the nation of Mexico and its inhabitants didn't experience anything like what they did from 1620 to 1963 and so didn't need any Special Privileges, so they opposed it since the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (ref: "Occupied America", R. Acuna).
But Corky thought he could piggyback on the general Civil Rights Bonanza Boat, and Nixon obliged by listing "Hispanics" as a group in need of preferences.
Which was significant for the time since everyone knew they weren't a race, and speaking Spanish is not something you're born with and can't do anything about (example: my cousins are half-Mexican, and have blond hair, blue eyes, and some of the whitest skin you'll ever see...since that's what a LOT of people from Spain look like).
To compare a Mexican-French War with any US war for survival is plain sophistry and the students might have to go to the dictionary for that word. The students display what has permeated and infected the educational system of/for free expression and even accurate feelings as to what the US is about. In respect to this discussion I want to reiterate my regret that we have not taught people(young and old) that this Nation is the UNITED STATES of America, not the America for any and all people of the Americas.
Oh I just feel like throwing up all over his PC scrawny little butt! I’m in a mood. Can you tell??
If July 4 is a “uniquely” American holiday, then can May 5th be a “uniquely” Mexican holiday? In other words, keep it in Mexico.
I guess I should have gotten my Irish up when my friends drank beer on St Paddy’s Day.
Cinco de Mayo is a drinking day promoted by the liquor industry and lies between two other party dates: Mardi Gras and 4th of July. Otherwise it would be a long, dry spell. Enjoy!
I’m into offending those who are easily offended. I send a taco fart in their general direction.
Then they should leave.
And shove it up their collective Obamas while they are leaving.
Wonder which department of marshmallow studies will lose the most students?
1862 minus 50 years equals 1812.
I seem to remember Napoleon's disasterous retreat from Moscow, many losses against allied troops including losing Paris, being exiled and then coming back to lose one last time at Waterloo. But other than that the Mexican students' grasp of history is pretty good.
I propose celebrating April 10th as another fraternity drinking holiday to celebrate the coronation of Emperor Maximillian.
“eating tacos and drinking tequila to celebrate Cinco de Mayo racially offensive...”
Of course! Drinking Mexico’s traditional liquor is racist to 50 IQ liberal Mexicans. Why didn’t I think of that?
Okay that’s it, no more baseball, hot dogs and apple pie on the 4th of July.
This is CH-icago, after all!
Meskin university students offend me if they are north of the Rio Grande....
Well At home the wetbacks slaughter a goat hanging from a tree
and butcher it! Salsa Music and Cervesa! Nothing like your kid seein goat with it’s throat cut!
Frickin bozo. He should be glad we even think about Mexico.
I mean, it’s not like we celebrate Maple syrup day in homage to Canuhduh send...
I pharte in your general direction.
“So wearing green bowler hats, eating corned beef sammiches and drinking green beer and guiness is not allowed on St. Pattys day either...”
And God forbid we eat on the 4th of July hot dogs, burgers or dare I say it, watermelon......
"I'm directing Sen Schumer to rename immigration reform:
'The Ariel Castro Respect and Dignity for Latinos Bill.""
"A separate amendment---'The Tamarlan Tsarneav Memorial
Amendment'---will provide government-issue pressure cookers,
fireworks, and jars of vaseline for tormented Chechneyan
immigrants seeking "asylum" from govt persecution."
Why not celebrate Alan Shepard’s flight. At least there were more Americans involved in that, rather than the dispute with French bill collectors.
You remember correctly. Note that the Wikipedia page on the battle (take it for what it is worth) gave a strength of 6,500 for the French versus a 4,500 strength for the Mexicans. While they were outnumbered the advantage (3:2) was not necessarily decisive. The terrain also played a significant part in strengthening the Mexican position.
Comparing May 5th’s Mexican insurrection historic relativity to the Declaration of Independence is really a stretch. It would be more like comparing it to Bunker Hill or closer yet the battle of Boston where we kicked the British out. But in Mexico’s case the French came back and kept control.
Probably if the person (sounds like a Mexican national) making that assertion was asked if California, Texas, Arizona etc were part of Mexico you would find agreement.
A village of 1,500 during the winter, "A-Bay" blossoms to 10,000 until after Labour Day. The opening weekend? A celebration of Victoria Day, a Canadian holiday, opens the partying in the village, the unofficial start to summer. The US 'blowout' is Memorial Day, the next weekend. Both July 1 and July 4 are celebrated in "A-Bay" and especially memorable, are years when
Canada Dominion Day falls on Friday and Independence Day falls on the Monday! (Sorry, being of United Empire Loyalist stock and very conservative, I LOATHE the name 'Canada Day', prefering the old standard, 'Dominion Day'.)
I would hope that those of us who spent the opening weekend in "A-Bay" all those years ago, were not too badly behaved and I hope the ones who do now, are not troublesome, like your neighbours to the south seem to be! Next week-end is opening week-end for "A-Bay" and the following week-end is Memorial Day. Two weeks early, I wish all FREEpers, a happy amd safe Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of summer!
Then he can get his ass back to Mexico and enjoy his holiday there.