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(AP)   Apparently, promoting a drinking party called "cinco de drinko" with a facebook page showing people in sombreros hopping a fence while border agents look on is considered "racially insensitive" and "wrong"   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 131
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2014-05-04 02:16:30 PM

RTOGUY: I think the comparison to St.Patrick's day is very apt. Why is it okay for everyone to get shiat faced to be "Irish" for the day but poking fun at Mexicans hopping a fence is out of bounds? Which is a more hurtful stereotype when you consider that the U.S does have a serious problem of Mexicans hopping the border illegally? Now that said anybody on a university campus should have known this wouldn't go over well.


Two words, en espanol- La Raza
 
2014-05-04 02:17:00 PM

Noah_Tall: What do you want to bet that not a single one of the protestors was Hispanic?


I think all people being offended on behalf of other people who have never said they were offended need to be kicked in the nuts.
 
2014-05-04 02:26:16 PM
In all my 41 years in and around SoCal, growing up less than 15 miles from the Mexican border with mostly Mexican friends and girlfriends, I have never met or heard of any Mexican that has even the slightest problem with Cinco de Mayo..This story is manufactured horseshiat.
 
2014-05-04 02:33:01 PM

Frank N Stein: Witness99:

Haha. I just realized she isn't a professor. That explains a lot.


You missed an important part at the end which I think says a lot...she's butt hurt that it's on the same day as the culmination of La Raza Cutural Days, La Gran Tardeada.

I would also point out that the American Cinco de Mayo party culure is not about equating excessive drinking with Mexican culture....I'm not aware of it being about how much Mexicans drink.  Moreso, its about equating excessive drinking with any celebration.  This one happens to be related to an event in Mexico.

But I would also agree that the students could've chosen a better picture for the event.  I can understand being offended if you're, in a sense, "summed up" as being an illegal immigrant.  There are lots of ways to portray the culture and focusing on an inflammatory political issue is not the most gracious way to do it.
 
2014-05-04 02:49:55 PM
For those who thought that the following statement I made earlier

Obama was partially correct with the "Yes We Can" slogan.  He just did not state the second part "But We Won't".

was a slam at our current commander-in-chief, allow me to state that was not the intent.

I have always considered Obama an idealist.  I do think he wants to the best for all but was (and is still) ill prepared for the task at hand.  The slogan "Yes We Can" was a wonderful campaign slogan.  I feel that the "But We Won't" is the silent disclaimer to that statement due to the fact that most American's are unwilling to make any REAL effort much less make any sort of sacrifice that will not, in their opinion, ultimately benefit them.

There was a joke online some time ago.

Obama:  Good news all, everyone now has a home.
Crowd (waving signs enthusiastically):  Yay!!
Obama:  Good news all, everyone now has health care
Crowd: Yay!!
Obama:  Good news all, everyone now has food and a car
Crowd:  Yay!!
Obama:  Good news all, everyone now has a job
Crowd: (walking away and dropping signs) Who needs a job?

In short, the campaign slogan is poignant in its simplicity and honesty.  We CAN do it.  We just won't.  The most powerful nation in the world and we biatch and whine when we have to get off the couch to change the channel because we misplaced the remote control.

Just like Nancy Reagan was correct when she said "Just Say No".  The final decision is ours.  We just make excuses of why we will not - rarely pointing at ourselves.

/Sometimes I troll.  Sometimes I don't.  I never can tell which is which anymore.
//back to my bridge
 
2014-05-04 02:58:45 PM
Just to teach these PC ninnys, I'm gonna get drunk tomorrow.

I'll probably even be wearing a big hat.

/Take that
//Was gonna drink anyways
///Drunk right now
 
2014-05-04 03:19:14 PM

LarryDan43: When will you libs learn you aren't allowed to criticize because FREEDOM OF SPEECH!


This is what conservatives actually think.

"I should be able to say any stupid sh*t I want AND NOBODY SHOULD CALL ME ON IT EVARRRRR!!!1!11!11!11!"
 
2014-05-04 03:30:36 PM
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Tell that to Jonathan Goldsmith and Dos Equis. They see nothing wrong with putting on the brown-face
 
2014-05-04 03:40:24 PM

Frank N Stein: mooseyfate: call all of Latin America spics or Mexicans

I was seeing this girl for a while who was half Cuban. I always jokingly called her Mexican. She was also pretty good in bed. fark your sensitivity.


There's a difference between joking with your family/friends who are Hispanic and thinking you have a right to call any brown stranger you meet a spic, wetback, or generic assumption on their nation of origin (I.e.; Mexican). fark your ignorance if you think that's okay.
 
2014-05-04 03:45:56 PM

LarryDan43: When will you libs learn you aren't allowed to criticize because FREEDOM OF SPEECH!


You're not allowed to criticize my decision to criticize, because freedom of speech!
 
2014-05-04 04:12:10 PM

Frank N Stein: Witness99:
Well I'll do a little response to her complains...

It has been brought to our attention that a "Cinco de Drinko Sloshball" Facebook event page was created by UC Davis Coffee House (CoHo) student employees earlier this week. The event is a party intended to have attendees dress in "festive" attire, meaning stereotypical "Mexican" dress (a sombrero and sarape, fake mustache, etc.). In addition, attendees are given an image that demonstrates the attire they should wear, which includes a border patrol officer costume. These images are hurtful to our community and only serve to create a hostile campus climate by sending a message of disregard and disrespect for the Chican@/Latin@ and Undocumented/Immigrant campus community.

How are these images hurtful? You claim it creates a hostile campus climate, but you don't show how.

Many student organizations around the nation, including UC Davis's own Delta Chi Fraternity, host these types of events and encourage the student community to engage in these racist actions.

Mexican isn't a race. By definition, this isn't racist.

Many justify it by saying that these are "harmless" events and that attendees are "just trying to have fun." However, when the communities that are mocked are communities that struggle on a daily basis to have to prove their worth at academic institutions, they are indeed harmful.

This doesn't really make much sense. You're not connecting your ideas. How is this not harmless, and how does this "mocking", if it is indeed such (which you have explained how), connect with the supposed struggles of an undefined community?

They invisibilize and make a joke of the lives of students

But professor, earlier in the article you alluded that this event is bad because of the stereotype involved. Stereotypes are general and broad. But now you say that this makes a joke of the "lives" of students, which indicates that they are being made fun of on a deeply personal level. Which one is it?

That's all, didn't want to read the rest.


Forget it, Frank, it's Chicanotown.
 
2014-05-04 04:23:30 PM

uber humper: Tell that to Jonathan Goldsmith and Dos Equis. They see nothing wrong with putting on the brown-face


Brown face? That's a thing now?
 
2014-05-04 04:44:42 PM

Ima4nic8or: People are getting way too sensitive.  First off, Cinco de Mayo isn't even a Mexican holiday.  Mutating its name into drinko de Mayo therefore cannot be racially insensitive to Mexicans.  I would also note that Mexican is not a race but nationality. Lasty, if you can't make fun of criminals who break into our country who can you make fun of?


Dude stop referring to them as 'Mexicans'. Mexican is a racial slur. The proper term is Latino.
 
2014-05-04 04:53:11 PM

gibbon1: Ima4nic8or: People are getting way too sensitive.  First off, Cinco de Mayo isn't even a Mexican holiday.  Mutating its name into drinko de Mayo therefore cannot be racially insensitive to Mexicans.  I would also note that Mexican is not a race but nationality. Lasty, if you can't make fun of criminals who break into our country who can you make fun of?

Dude stop referring to them as 'Mexicans'. Mexican is a racial slur. The proper term is Latino.


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2014-05-04 04:54:33 PM

gibbon1: Ima4nic8or: People are getting way too sensitive.  First off, Cinco de Mayo isn't even a Mexican holiday.  Mutating its name into drinko de Mayo therefore cannot be racially insensitive to Mexicans.  I would also note that Mexican is not a race but nationality. Lasty, if you can't make fun of criminals who break into our country who can you make fun of?

Dude stop referring to them as 'Mexicans'. Mexican is a racial slur. The proper term is Latino.


Who told you that? Mexicans are from the country called Mexico, Americans from the country called America, Guatemalans from Guatemala, Brazilians from Brazil, etc. You must not know any Mexicans, because they refer to themselves as Mexicans.
 
2014-05-04 05:00:54 PM

Maul555: The problem with the PC crowd is that they fail to understand the natural American cycle of integration.  First a new people must be made fun of...  Only when they learn to laugh at themselves and with the rest of us will they really become Americans.  And we dont care what foreigners think anyways...


nobody thinks they should have to pay the cover charge anymore
 
2014-05-04 05:02:18 PM

tlchwi02: you do realize that plenty of irish americans did join the IRA during the troubles, right?


And a hell of a lot more St.-Paddy's-Day Irish funded it.
 
2014-05-04 05:08:40 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [www.theaggie.org image 471x471]


That's it?  Seriously, that's what's getting people upset?  OMG, I was 10 times worse than that in college, sober.  I suggested to a street pastor that if he really wanted to imitate the early Christians he could go to the zoo and jump into the lion pen.  I screamed "INS" at a bunch of day laborers as I drove by once and just so they would scatter (which they didn't, more's the pity).  I suggested to a group of lesbians that if they would let me fark them, I'd turn them straight, during a rally.  Its probably a good thing I can't remember what I did drunk.  Jesus titty farking Christ, people, loosen up.  Someone put the PC police back in their cage.
 
2014-05-04 05:10:54 PM

bobothemagnificent: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [www.theaggie.org image 471x471]

That's it?  Seriously, that's what's getting people upset?  OMG, I was 10 times worse than that in college, sober.  I suggested to a street pastor that if he really wanted to imitate the early Christians he could go to the zoo and jump into the lion pen.  I screamed "INS" at a bunch of day laborers as I drove by once and just so they would scatter (which they didn't, more's the pity).  I suggested to a group of lesbians that if they would let me fark them, I'd turn them straight, during a rally.  Its probably a good thing I can't remember what I did drunk.  Jesus titty farking Christ, people, loosen up.  Someone put the PC police back in their cage.


You're a real charmer.
 
2014-05-04 05:15:24 PM

gibbon1: Ima4nic8or: People are getting way too sensitive.  First off, Cinco de Mayo isn't even a Mexican holiday.  Mutating its name into drinko de Mayo therefore cannot be racially insensitive to Mexicans.  I would also note that Mexican is not a race but nationality. Lasty, if you can't make fun of criminals who break into our country who can you make fun of?

Dude stop referring to them as 'Mexicans'. Mexican is a racial slur. The proper term is Latino.


No.  I'll call them Mexicans because they are Mexican.  That's like saying American, English, Scottish, French (ugh), Chinese, Korean, Spaniards, etc., is a racial slur.  My aunt is Mexican and SHE calls her family Mexican.  Now stop trying to be uber-PC, eat some meat instead of Tofu, have a smoke, a beer, and relax.  You're giving people around here a headache from all the facepalms that are being done over that comment.
 
2014-05-04 05:33:34 PM

Snarfangel: walkerhound: [cdn.phillymag.com image 452x327]

That photo is sexist. Look at those women with fake facial hair. I am offended.

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Okay, now, that five is right out.


FTFY
 
2014-05-04 05:34:00 PM

RTOGUY: I think the comparison to St.Patrick's day is very apt. Why is it okay for everyone to get shiat faced to be "Irish" for the day but poking fun at Mexicans hopping a fence is out of bounds? Which is a more hurtful stereotype when you consider that the U.S does have a serious problem of Mexicans hopping the border illegally? Now that said anybody on a university campus should have known this wouldn't go over well.


Cultural Insensitivity: No Irish Need Apply.
 
2014-05-04 05:38:41 PM

OtherLittleGuy: RTOGUY: I think the comparison to St.Patrick's day is very apt. Why is it okay for everyone to get shiat faced to be "Irish" for the day but poking fun at Mexicans hopping a fence is out of bounds? Which is a more hurtful stereotype when you consider that the U.S does have a serious problem of Mexicans hopping the border illegally? Now that said anybody on a university campus should have known this wouldn't go over well.

Cultural Insensitivity: No Irish Need Apply.


My English and Viking ancestors did their best to eliminate the Irish problem.  Obviously, we didn't try hard enough or got sidetracked by trying to take over France.  Sorry, our bad.
 
2014-05-04 10:14:56 PM

theflatline: Phil Collins must be punished for his crimes against the beaners.

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But he's got a seester
Who'd be weelling to oblige
 
2014-05-04 10:30:51 PM

RTOGUY: I think the comparison to St.Patrick's day is very apt. Why is it okay for everyone to get shiat faced to be "Irish" for the day but poking fun at Mexicans hopping a fence is out of bounds? Which is a more hurtful stereotype when you consider that the U.S does have a serious problem of Mexicans hopping the border illegally? Now that said anybody on a university campus should have known this wouldn't go over well.


In much of South Texas, Cinco de Mayo is as much a drinking holiday as St. Patrick's Day is--at least when it's on a weekend. All the Mexicans I know got jobs and want to keep them.
 
2014-05-04 11:34:38 PM

durty: In all my 41 years in and around SoCal, growing up less than 15 miles from the Mexican border with mostly Mexican friends and girlfriends, I have never met or heard of any Mexican that has even the slightest problem with Cinco de Mayo..This story is manufactured horseshiat.


It's not the holiday that pisses Latinos off, it's the sombrero-wearing pinche gabachos who think that all of us came here illegally.

Messican restaurant owners like the holiday because they can make shiatloads of dinero overcharging white people for cheap beer and eats.
 
2014-05-05 12:10:03 AM
And like magic all the drunk and bitter conservatives blaming white liberals for this suddenly eat crow and disappear once they see it isn't a white liberal leading this outrage. Now if only they just stopped posting completely to go get a real education and realized what horrible people they are.
 
2014-05-05 08:29:57 AM
i60.photobucket.com
"Some people are hypersensitive and offended by just about anything"
 
2014-05-05 11:51:43 AM
Cinco de Drinko is properly celebrated on December 5, the date on which Prohibition was repealed in the United States.
 
2014-05-05 04:08:31 PM
Insensitive?

Sounds like just another day.
 
2014-05-05 04:15:11 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: RTOGUY: I think the comparison to St.Patrick's day is very apt. Why is it okay for everyone to get shiat faced to be "Irish" for the day but poking fun at Mexicans hopping a fence is out of bounds? Which is a more hurtful stereotype when you consider that the U.S does have a serious problem of Mexicans hopping the border illegally? Now that said anybody on a university campus should have known this wouldn't go over well.

Two words, en espanol- La Raza



With the amount of money the American tax payers put into that groups branches year after year I would think we'd own the trademark by now.
 
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