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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
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2014-05-04 11:29:14 AM  
3 votes:
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?
2014-05-04 11:23:21 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah? So what, don't got to the party and stay home and biatch about it on the internet. I'll bet they had fun.
2014-05-04 10:00:33 AM  
2 votes:
Hmm. . .people making fun of a current hot topic.  Though done in jest, at least it addresses it.  It is not getting swept under the rug.  Other people whine because it is insensitive.

Put on your big boy bragas and stop acting like a little puto. Rather than have a sit in at the coffee shop and chant slogans you can form study groups and impromptu think tanks to come with possible ideas to possible move towards a resolution.

But of course this won't happen.  Obama was partially correct with the "Yes We Can" slogan.  He just did not state the second part "But We Won't".
2014-05-04 04:44:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:26:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:17:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:16:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:00:27 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-05-04 12:28:20 PM  
1 vote:
What do you want to bet that not a single one of the protestors was Hispanic?
2014-05-04 12:19:22 PM  
1 vote:
As long as you're not the type of person that throws around words like "spics, beaners, and wet backs" 365 days out of the year, I don't see the problem. If you are one of those people, then let's not pretend like there's any feeling of shame or remorse when you get called out on being a racist piece of shiat. You're clearly proud of your ignorance and will likely infect a new generation with your xenophobic bullshiat. Yay.
2014-05-04 12:15:00 PM  
1 vote:
"What kind of message are you trying to send?" student Edwin Roque said, calling the party theme offensive.

Come to our party and get muy shiatfaced, I assume.
2014-05-04 11:46:40 AM  
1 vote:

Ima4nic8or: K3rmy: Hmm. . .people making fun of a current hot topic.  Though done in jest, at least it addresses it.  It is not getting swept under the rug.  Other people whine because it is insensitive.

Put on your big boy bragas and stop acting like a little puto. Rather than have a sit in at the coffee shop and chant slogans you can form study groups and impromptu think tanks to come with possible ideas to possible move towards a resolution.

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

Or they could, you know, go study whatever there are supposedly there to study.  I know its a novel idea but hear me out on this one.  Sitting in the coffee shop shouting slogans in protest of an insignificant issue isn't going to help any of them pass that upcoming calculus or chemistry test they are worried about.


What makes you think the protesters are majoring in something that requires either of those subjects?
2014-05-04 11:43:33 AM  
1 vote:
Who farkin cares.
2014-05-04 11:43:13 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe the drunks wearing sombreros should stay on their side of the damn border.
2014-05-04 11:35:26 AM  
1 vote:
I laughed at the joke. My half-Mexican wife at it. She did point out that they should have included a pregnant Mexican woman jumping the fence. Anchor babies and all that
2014-05-04 11:33:06 AM  
1 vote:

K3rmy: Hmm. . .people making fun of a current hot topic.  Though done in jest, at least it addresses it.  It is not getting swept under the rug.  Other people whine because it is insensitive.

Put on your big boy bragas and stop acting like a little puto. Rather than have a sit in at the coffee shop and chant slogans you can form study groups and impromptu think tanks to come with possible ideas to possible move towards a resolution.

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


First, Obama is the deportinest prez EVAR. Second, Boehner's the one holding up immigration reform.

Cinco de Drinko - funny
Border hopping pic - not
2014-05-04 11:31:14 AM  
1 vote:
When will you libs learn you aren't allowed to criticize because FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
2014-05-04 11:25:26 AM  
1 vote:
What a nation of wussy touch me nots.

Everybody sit quietly in you own home and hope that no on is recording you.
2014-05-04 11:24:47 AM  
1 vote:
Which "race" are we addressing, here?
2014-05-04 11:24:09 AM  
1 vote:
sounds damn funny to me.  the politically correct crowd needs to go find heretics somewhere else.
2014-05-04 11:23:26 AM  
1 vote:
Cinco De Mayo was invented in California, so we can do whatever the hell we want with it.

Lazy Mexicans, stealing America's ideas.  Get your own damn holidays.

(Yes I know latinos came up with it, but they were employed by Americans in California at the time.  It's called "work for hire", look it up.)
2014-05-04 11:21:14 AM  
1 vote:

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 fence.


FTFY
2014-05-04 11:20:01 AM  
1 vote:
UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi told the newspaper she believed that adding a mandatory diversity course could prevent future controversies like this one.

Where's that UC Davis pepper spray cop when you need him?
2014-05-04 11:18:48 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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