Thursday, May 11, 2017

Must not imitate Mexicans (again)

Baylor University in Texas is investigating a "Mexican-themed" party thrown by the Kappa Sigma fraternity where people showed up in sombreros, ponchos, and as construction workers, according to partygoers.

Skye Thomas, a freshman at Baylor who attended the party on Saturday, told BuzzFeed News that a majority of the people there "were dressed in sombreros, Mexican dresses, and flower crowns."

According to Thomas, some of the invites said the theme was 'Drinko de Mayo' or 'Cinco de Mayo,' while others advertised it as a 'fiesta.' She also said she didn't know the theme of the party until she arrived and was told by a guest that it was

Photos that appear to be from the party spread on social media, where many Baylor students expressed outrage.

"The reported behavior is deeply concerning," Kevin Jackson, vice president of student life, said in the statement. "We do not tolerate racism of any kind on our campus."


Mexico has a rather vibrant culture so adopting it occasionally is understandable


Bird of Paradise said...

Here we go again someone cant do anything these days without making some little snowflakes start whining and a liberal leftists run university like Baylor is no diffrent the snowflakes still falling and its spring

Dean said...

Another instance of the perpetually offended finding some nonsense to cry about.

Perhaps people of Scandinavian descent should cry about the Minnesota Vikings or comics featuring a hairy, fat, Viking with a horned helmet. The Irish could whimper about green beer and people wearing green clothing on March 17th. Let's not even think about Italians and what they could say about pizza parlors and Olive Garden.

In the end those carrying on about cultural appropriation sound like a bunch of three-year-olds crying "Mine, mine, mine". Instead of crying in despair they should feel honored that others find their culture worthwhile, attractive, and fun.

Of course, many of those shouting the loudest aren't Mexcian or Indian or whatever. They are "privileged" white people ever so eager to show how inclusive, sensitive, compassionate and politically correct they are.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Just wait until these little demand snowflakes demand all teams namaed for predotroial animals and birds as well as real names and such all be renamed and given names these little snowflakes appove of

Anonymous said...

What bit exactly was it that was 'concerning' or 'racism'?
Is wearing a sombrero racist? Is wearing a 'Mexican' dress?
I've been to a Mexican themed dinner, a Mexican themed restaurant and a Mexican themed party - all were great fun and I never for a moment thought any of them were in the slightest bit racist.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Liberals are just born whiners while most of us sopped whining at a certian age they never stopped