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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I suppose I should know this, but where the heck is Northwestern University?
Yeah, and I object to non-Irish drinking shots of Jamesons and pints of Guinness and singing rebel songs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I demand that they stop!
So, it’s watermelon, collard greens and fried chicken next Cinco de Mayo.
and you can eat and drink what ever the hell you want no matter who you are.
I have been in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo. It is not celebrated down there. Cinco de Mayo is a day like any other day in Mexico. They have a huge celebration and official holiday on September 16 which is their independence day. Cinco de Mayo was practically invented by an American beer distributor who needed to move his inventory of Mexican beer.
Taking Cinco de Mayo seriously, even for the most diehard of Mexicans, is silly. It was the shortest lived victory in the history of the world.
But we’re the idiots that keep it alive. They don’t celebrate it in Mexico.
Nemesis was the name of the Greek goddess of righteous indignation.
Perhaps tacos and tequila is more appropriate for Alamo Day, then?
I suddenly have the urge to play Cowboys and Mexicans. Oh, and I’ll be on the winning side.
The graduate candidates are no door prize either.
My Jewish friends are not offended by lox and bagels. My Irish friends are not offended by beer and corned beef. etc.
So what, exactly, is offensive about tacos and tequila? Are you ashamed of your heritage? Of your food?
A few tacos and tequila shots can help you accomplish that.
Surprisingly enough, not in the northwest.
Many of the bars in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I guess because we are the largest ‘American’ city in Canada, with about 70K US citizens. Unfortunately, most are Dhimmicrats!
My former employer used to have business interests in Mexico and I met a Mexican engineer who had moved to Canada. One of the Canadian Veeps, who’s addiction to beer is surpassed only by his adiction to money and power, invited any and all to a bar to celebrate this ‘holiday’. I asked the young Mexican engineer about celebrating this ‘holiday’, and it was news to him. He celebrated the Mexican independence day in September, but said he knew none who celebrated this ‘holiday’ in Mexico. Purely an American invention, pushed out to the world like some sort of St Paddy’s Day booze up!
That’s why I feel like throwing up on him! Tequila in margaritas. or is it vodka? or both. ughhhhhh
I think we should re-name cinco de mayo to St Patricks Day II and drink green beer then as well.
Two for the Irish and none for thee... sounds like the beginning of a great toast!
Midwest? I’ll lay odds there isn’t a “genuine” Mexican (IE, from Mexico) in the bunch of complainers. I live in AZ and the 5 May party described is exactly the kind of party you’d find happening in every third house in Phoenix. We don’t like the illegals here, but we love the legal folks very much. They’re good people.
I thought it was well known that grease cures squeals.
I guess I should be offended when somebody hands me a beer at next year’s July 4th barbeque.
I don’t see why they’re so upset. At our Cinco de Mayo celebration, we show the greatest respect as we set up our
blow-up Frito Bandito and Tecate bottle. The greatest
nobody is forcing them to drink, eat, or wear them.
Hey, if she wants a ban on Cinco de Mayo in the USA, I’m all for it. All it is is brainwashing our nation into accepting illegals specifically and eradicating our own heritage culture generally.
According to my understanding, Cinco de Mayo was a minor and largely uncelebrated observance until it caught on in the U.S. , so he's offended because it's not a real Mexican celebration, is what he's saying. Not that that makes much more sense.
I’m with you.
Furthermore, all governments and big companies stop kow-towing to the illegals printing huge signs and so on in Spanish.
Next problem , please . . .
I suppose this offends them, too...
My advise is for them is to go back to Mexico and stay there to enjoy the full flavor of their rich culture. Then they won't have to suffer such indignation from gringos.
A much better way for all concerned is to approach Cinco de Mayo with the attitude of eating the world class Sonoran Mexican cuisine, not just tacos, which can most certainly be augmented with all the other great cuisines produced in Mexico.
Then drinking not just 100% blue agave tequila, but taste testing the difference between “Blanco”, “Reposado” (aged under a year), and “Añejo (aged 1-3 years) *without* polluting the magnificent drink with mixers. It is a Mexican national treasure (except for the mass produced swill made by US companies.)
And if you are not a liquor drinker, try some of the better Mexican beers. And if you want to sympathize with the plight of Mexicans, try and get a bottle of the bitter and unpleasant “pulque”, which was all they had to drink before beer. Hard to find, and you will never want to drink it again. Easy to see why they much prefer beer.
They don’t want me to eat tacos, but I want to eat tacos.
Looks like we’ve got a Mexican standoff.
If they were smart, they would do like the Irish do. Instead of worrying about being offended, they should worry about how best to pimp their culture on this holiday and get as much money out of the stupid drunk gringos as possible.
Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Touchy touchy touchy. Why can’t they do something positive, like put on their own Cinco theme party with whatever symbolism they see fit and invite everybody? Surely that brave little bunch of Mexicans who routed the cheese-eaters would consider these complainers to be such pansies.
They don’t have enough sense of humor to do it.
Mexican students should not put up with offensive gringo culture.
They should pack up and go back to Mexico where they will be more in tune with the culture.
Bingo. Though I wouldn’t be upset if all these chest-beating braggadocio holidays disappeared from the American psyche.
I’m offended by the perpetually offended seeking to control others they deem inferior to themselves.
It’s particularly galling when foreigners seek to control the natives of a country that has graciously allowed them to study there, likely even subsidized to do so.
I’m sure there’s someplace in the world, where people don’t drink tequila, eat tacos and wear sombreros on Cinco de Mayo.
I suggest they go there.
The Irish sense of humor and lack of hypersensitivity have served them well in this country.
Ok I’ll try to be outraged and offended by drunken amateurs pretending to be Irish on St Pats.....mmm ...can’t feel it. We real Irish are too cool to be bothered by lesser mortals.