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Tequila shots, eating tacos, and sombreros offend Mexican university students
BizPac Review ^ | 10 May. 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz

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 university’s 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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KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; mexico; tequilauniversity
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So my advice to Northwestern University’s Mexican students is to buck up, grow some skin, enjoy the day and be thankful that we don’t celebrate by mimicking a group of marauding Mexican drug lords or fence-destroying illegal immigrants.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

How about if I eat a burrito and drink a margarita?


2 posted on 05/10/2013 1:54:44 PM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: cap10mike

There goes my pint of Guiness on St. Paddy’s Day! RATS!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 1:55:00 PM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: cap10mike

I got my MBA at Northwestern. The undergraduates are a bunch of PC loons.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 1:56:50 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: cap10mike

OK!

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!


5 posted on 05/10/2013 1:57:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: CityCenter

How much tequila did this Mexican student drink before he said that ?


6 posted on 05/10/2013 1:57:10 PM PDT by molson209
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To: cap10mike

Then maybe they need to stop calling themselves Mexican and become real Americans. That is if their culture embarrasses them so much.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by formosa
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To: cap10mike

So wearing green bowler hats, eating corned beef sammiches and drinking green beer and guiness is not allowed on St. Pattys day either...


8 posted on 05/10/2013 1:57:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: cap10mike
Manufactured outrage in search of reparations for imagined discrimination.

Adios, muchachos.

9 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:05 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: cap10mike

I thought ‘sinko de mayo’ was about a shipment of mayonnaise lost onroute, at sea.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:19 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: cap10mike

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.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: cap10mike; stylecouncilor; windcliff

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!


12 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:56 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: cap10mike

close down TACO BELL


13 posted on 05/10/2013 1:59:13 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cap10mike

So we should celebrate it with fireworks and cookouts? And beer? Sounds good.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: cap10mike
There's always some self-righteous pecker around telling you what to do. If I want to drink tequila and eat tacos, it's nobody’s business but my own, any day of the year.
15 posted on 05/10/2013 2:00:23 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: cap10mike

Hope nobody tells me that I’ve “offended” them.

My Response?

“You need to either grow up or leave....or both, because I’m not changing ANYTHING!”


16 posted on 05/10/2013 2:00:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: cap10mike

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.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 2:00:48 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NoLibZone

>>I’d 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.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 2:01:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: cap10mike

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.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: cap10mike
So whaddya suggest for cinco de mayo, lox and bagels?

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)

CC

20 posted on 05/10/2013 2:01:59 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 2:02:10 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: cap10mike

Tough chalupas Paco.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 2:02:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cap10mike

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


23 posted on 05/10/2013 2:03:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: cap10mike

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?


24 posted on 05/10/2013 2:03:58 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

LOL....milling around 7-11 parking lot. Win


25 posted on 05/10/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: cap10mike

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.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: cap10mike

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....


27 posted on 05/10/2013 2:08:43 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: cap10mike
Cinco de Mayo racially offensive

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).

28 posted on 05/10/2013 2:09:44 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: cap10mike

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.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: NoLibZone; null and void; Vendome

Oh I just feel like throwing up all over his PC scrawny little butt! I’m in a mood. Can you tell??


30 posted on 05/10/2013 2:11:54 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (I haven't even started to procrastinate.)
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To: cap10mike

If July 4 is a “uniquely” American holiday, then can May 5th be a “uniquely” Mexican holiday? In other words, keep it in Mexico.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 2:12:31 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: cap10mike

I guess I should have gotten my Irish up when my friends drank beer on St Paddy’s Day.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 2:14:03 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Mercat

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!


33 posted on 05/10/2013 2:17:09 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: cap10mike

I’m into offending those who are easily offended. I send a taco fart in their general direction.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 2:17:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: cap10mike

Then they should leave.

Leave now.

Go back.

And shove it up their collective Obamas while they are leaving.

Wonder which department of marshmallow studies will lose the most students?


35 posted on 05/10/2013 2:20:30 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cap10mike
“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.”

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.

36 posted on 05/10/2013 2:24:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: cap10mike

“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?


37 posted on 05/10/2013 2:25:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: cap10mike

Okay that’s it, no more baseball, hot dogs and apple pie on the 4th of July.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: cap10mike

This is CH-icago, after all!


39 posted on 05/10/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cap10mike

Meskin university students offend me if they are north of the Rio Grande....


40 posted on 05/10/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Bushbacker1

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!


41 posted on 05/10/2013 2:34:20 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Shimmer1

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...


42 posted on 05/10/2013 2:34:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cap10mike

I pharte in your general direction.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: GraceG

“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......


44 posted on 05/10/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: All

"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."

45 posted on 05/10/2013 2:35:48 PM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: cap10mike

Why not celebrate Alan Shepard’s flight. At least there were more Americans involved in that, rather than the dispute with French bill collectors.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 2:37:12 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 2:38:36 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: cap10mike

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.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 2:38:39 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Bryanw92
Ever visited Alexandria Bay, NY on the weekend before May 25th? Having lived in Alberta for more than 20 years, I presume that not too much has changed in upstate NY, other than increased border security in both Canada and the US. When I was younger, the weekend before May 25th was opening for "A-Bay". "A-Bay" is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario (south side, of course), about halfway between the cities of Brockville and Kingson, two college/university cities, in the Thousand Islands.

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!

49 posted on 05/10/2013 2:40:40 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: cap10mike

Then he can get his ass back to Mexico and enjoy his holiday there.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 2:41:30 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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