If you wear a sombrero, drink Tequila or eat Tacos on Cinco de Mayo, you are a RACIST!
A Latino group on the campus of Northwestern University said Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to commemorate Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla and it is not a day to have a sombrero-themed party.
In a letter sent to students via email, the group leaders 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 people who signed the letter are not Mexican.
Their letter came as a surprise to the actual Mexicans on campus who think it’s a great idea to have fun on Cinco de Mayo.
If we follow along with the reasoning of this Latino group, we can’t have Guinness and beef stew on St. Patrick’s Day or sausage and red wine on the San Gennaro Feast Day.