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Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans
Daily Caller ^ | 5/5/14 | Robby Soave

Posted on 05/05/2014 12:26:32 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Northwestern University continued to stumble over diversity issues this week as Mexican students voiced disagreement with a campuswide letter that advised students not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by engaging in racially-offensive activities, such as eating tacos and drinking tequila.

The letter was sent to students via e-mail, and published in The Daily Northwestern last week. Leaders of Alianza, a Latino student group, and the Associated Student Government called on students to remember that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. It is not a day to throw a sombrero-themed party, they said.

“Some of our peers choose to throw ‘Mexican-themed’ parties that are culturally insensitive, offensive, and detrimental to the Northwestern community,” said the letter, which noted that this was a problem year after year. “Drinking tequila shots, eating tacos, and wearing sombreros do not commemorate Mexican culture; on the contrary, that offends, marginalizes, and isolates many of our friends, classmates, and community members, and casts our entire community in poor light.”

The two Alianza presidents who signed the letter are not Mexican, according to The Daily Northwestern.

Their recommendations were quite a shock to Northwestern students who actually came from Mexico. Several of them fired back recently.

“I’d like to say that I proudly embrace my tacos, tequila and sombreros,” wrote Ruben Antonio Marcos Bours, a Northwestern student, in a statement. “To me, they are a key part of my childhood, growing up in Monterrey, Mexico.”

Another student who grew up in Mexico called the letter “over the top.”

“The people who wrote it had a good intention, but their perspective is different,” said Pablo Garcia Romero, a Northwestern student, in a statement.

Alianza’s letter was no more popular among non-Latino students.

“I’ll probably still go to Chipotle and drink Corona tomorrow, but I do that like everyday is it still offensive?” asked one online commenter.

Realizing that the letter was poorly received, representatives for Alianza and ASG confirmed that they are drafting a new letter that will better explain their position on Cinco de Mayo sensitivity.

“We’re not trying to pass judgement on the role tequila or tacos have in the Mexican culture,” said ASG president Ani Ajith. “It comes down to context and intent.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; northwesternu; pc; politicalcorrectness
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Getting offended for the sake of getting offended. Do some people get off on feeling like their being oppressed? A weird twist on the S&M thing. I thought Cinco de Mayo was an excuse to get hammered on Tequilas and Coronas. Gotta hand it to student activists, they have all the answers, they trouble is, they don't understand the questions. To paraphrase Tom Petty, "Rebels without a clue..."
1 posted on 05/05/2014 12:26:32 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa
Uh oh . . .
2 posted on 05/05/2014 12:28:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Impala64ssa

And they call us puritans.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
And they call us puritans.

Who's "us"?

4 posted on 05/05/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Impala64ssa

Oh, PLEASE! Get a serious cause people.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey, today is the 5th of May. Tomorrow, is the SIXTH!


6 posted on 05/05/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Impala64ssa

The Mexican family who runs a taco stand near my home will not be pleased.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Impala64ssa
“Drinking tequila shots, eating tacos, and wearing sombreros do not commemorate Mexican culture; on the contrary, that offends, marginalizes, and isolates many of our friends, classmates, and community members, and casts our entire community in poor light.”

Well, I know what I'm having for dinner tonight.

8 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Impala64ssa

Dear Students,

STFU!


9 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:38 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Impala64ssa
I'm fine with this. I never celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

10 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:39 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Telling college students not to drink Coronas isn’t going get very far.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Is beating the French really something to celebrate? Who hasn’t beaten the French?


12 posted on 05/05/2014 12:31:04 PM PDT by rey
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To: Impala64ssa

Uh, if they were back in their homeland instead of sneaking into ours and taking advantage of our generosity, they wouldn’t know what we were up to, right? Make it so, number one!


13 posted on 05/05/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Yep, I’m gonna tell college students not to drink tequila because it’s ethnically offensive. That’ll work.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Impala64ssa

See I told you the Irish were cooler the Mexicans.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: Impala64ssa

16 posted on 05/05/2014 12:31:52 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Impala64ssa

I like tacos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoMkJ87uMBU


17 posted on 05/05/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated only in Puebla...
18 posted on 05/05/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Gee thanks. Now I’m hungry for tacos.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 12:33:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obviously, it should be against the law for Mexicans in the U.S. to eat anything but tacos and other Mexican fare.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: NRA1995

Next they’ll be protesting that it’s offensive to women.
Euphemisms being what they are and all.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Impala64ssa

“Do some people get off on feeling like their being oppressed?”

The answer is ‘yes’, and it’s far more than just some people.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Impala64ssa

See I told you the Irish were cooler then Mexicans. Hell an Irishman will BUY you a green beer


23 posted on 05/05/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wonder if these people know that Cinco de Mayo was a more-or-less fake holiday created by the Gabrinas Bottling Company of San Antonio to sell beer?


24 posted on 05/05/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Genoa

If Cinco de Mayo is celebrating illegal aliens that you cannot get rid of, it should be a day of national mourning with US flags at half-mast.

And, if you do not like us, get out. Soon as you can, load up a travel burrito box-lunch, syeal some gas and infiltrate your way back to Mexico. Or, Shut Up.

Wretches.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 12:35:34 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Blue Collar Christian

And let me guess....

NOT eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Now that right there is funny, I don’t care who you are!


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:35:45 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Impala64ssa









28 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:00 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Impala64ssa

So sick of this crud.

They need to watch that cigar-store Indian episode of Seinfeld. “Someone asks me which way is Israel, I don’t fly off the handle!”

Good on the Mex for calling them on this.

OTOH, the hell with this indoctrination method of trumping up a minor holiday of a foreign country here. Can’t wait to see exactly how my young son was immersed by our Catholic school today with their dress plans.

Still waiting for us to celebrate our own damn country and culture.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Impala64ssa
“The people who wrote it had a good intention,

Uh no, actually they didn't.

Minor league fascist wannabees ought to be dealt with using extreme prejudice, not given a forum to by a college newspaper to spread their disease.

30 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Impala64ssa

I think anyone who actually celebrates the Battle Against the French From Noon To 3:00 p.m. Local Time Monday Afternoon, should eat tacos. They definitely need a hobby.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Happy Cinco De Mayo...
32 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:36 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Impala64ssa

One of my good Mexican friends says there are only three Mexican holidays; Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo and the day the new Chevys come out. Yes, not pronounced shevvy.

I eat Mexican food AT LEAST once a week, and one excuse to do so is a good as any, if one needs an excuse. Mexican food is King!


33 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:47 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Impala64ssa

I thought they were Dreamers, not Mexicans.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:53 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Impala64ssa
It comes down to context and intent.

Idiot lib: What do you intend to do with that taco and tequilla?

Student: I intend to consume them.

Idiot lib: In what context?

Student: The context of enjoying some good Mexican food.

Idiot lib: Racist!

35 posted on 05/05/2014 12:37:08 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Isn’t this the same damn commie college that acquiesced to that union players thing?


36 posted on 05/05/2014 12:37:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Impala64ssa
So that means no mu shu on Chinese New Year?

How about bbq on July 4th?

-PJ

37 posted on 05/05/2014 12:38:22 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Another excuse for the “professionally outraged for fun and profit.”


38 posted on 05/05/2014 12:38:30 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Them dudes go to the Church of Our Lady of the Perpetually Offended. If you REALLY want to celebrate Stinko de Mayo have bujolais and escargot and COFFEE!!. And maybe a baguette.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 12:39:23 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I used to think that the crazy water supply was limited to California but now I see that it has spread nationwide.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Impala64ssa

Every group has to find something to whimper and whine and be upset about. What a bunch of total pussies we have roaming the planet these days. Yes there are some legitimate beefs, but the rest just need to GTF over themselves.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 12:40:05 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Impala64ssa

Dang. Now the members of Alianza have gone and flung a taco craving on me. Lo siento in advance about the cultural offense, y’all.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 12:40:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I think anyone who actually celebrates the Battle Against the French

If we bust out the Coronas to celebrate every time the French lost a battle, we'd never draw another sober breath in our lives.


43 posted on 05/05/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheThirdRuffian

THANK YOU. Glad someone mentioned it.

It’s not fake, but it’s not important. Not really important.


44 posted on 05/05/2014 12:41:09 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is the same fascistic nonsense as muzzies warning their “infidel” coworkers not to eat lunch in their presence during Ramalamadingdong month.

On one campus the muzzies of MSA warned Jewish students not to be seen eating pitas & hummus as these were proprietary Arab foods.

Mexicans telling us not to eat tacos? I thought the idea is to spread one’s culture, not restrict it.

Not long I guess until black people will be telling whites, “Is that fried chicken you’re eating? I’m offended.”


45 posted on 05/05/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: MrB

Yeah, it’s like the blacks-on-TV thing.


46 posted on 05/05/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Impala64ssa

They do have a good point about how offensive Tequila drinking is. That stuff is nasty.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Impala64ssa
Penn State chapter of sorority Chi Omega shut down more than a year after offensive photo surfaced


48 posted on 05/05/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL! You got that right. Tacos and Freedom Fries too!


49 posted on 05/05/2014 12:44:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I celebrate by taking a siesta with my straw hat over my eyes or ordering at Taco Bell and driving off.


50 posted on 05/05/2014 12:44:20 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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