Latino Student Group Says Eating Tacos Is Offensive to Mexicans

Robby Soave, Daily Caller, May 9, 2013

Northwestern University continued to stumble over diversity issues this week as Mexican students voiced disagreement with a campuswide letter that advised students not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by engaging in racially-offensive activities, such as eating tacos and drinking tequila.

The letter was sent to students via e-mail, and published in The Daily Northwestern last week. Leaders of Alianza, a Latino student group, and the Associated Student Government called on students to remember that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. It is not a day to throw a sombrero-themed party, they 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 two Alianza presidents who signed the letter are not Mexican, according to The Daily Northwestern.

Their recommendations were quite a shock to Northwestern students who actually came from Mexico. Several of them fired back recently.

“I’d like to say that I proudly embrace my tacos, tequila and sombreros,” wrote Ruben Antonio Marcos Bours, a Northwestern student, in a statement. “To me, they are a key part of my childhood, growing up in Monterrey, Mexico.”


The controversy is just the latest example of Northwestern’s clumsy approach to diversity causing a stir. In response to two racial incidents over the last year, the university recently hired three new diversity administrators and revised the curriculum to include a cultural sensitivity requirement.

But some students have labelled these developments an overreaction.

“I don’t see much need for a lot of what has been put in place,” wrote Alex Entz, a Northwestern student, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “That’s not indicative of some type of endemic racism, in my opinion–especially at an overwhelmingly politically-correct university that struggles to discuss race honestly.”


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  • I guess this means Yum! (formerly PepsiCo Restaurants) will have to close down all Taco Hell restaurants. No more running for the border, and Yo No’ Mo’ Quiero.

    • The__Bobster
    • Anglokraut

      I’d just be happy to have the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands just be the Kentucky Derby again. Class the whole thing back up again.

      • fuzzypook

        I am a Kentuckian and it makes me sick when I hear that.

    • AutomaticSlim

      Not so sure about the border, but eating at Taco Bell will sure have you “running” alright…

  • Pancho Villain

    Durned if ya do, durned if ya don’t. Why bother trying to please them?

    • The__Bobster

      I don’t. I despise the squat monster invaders and want them gone pronto.

      • nobody

        You should run for congress.

        • Paleoconn

          Bobster would never win with such a platform. But he would get my vote.

      • Mike

        YES Want them gone Pronto because so many are Tonto.

  • Bill

    Let’s see. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with mexican food, tequila, mexican beer, pinatas, and anything else mexican is now offensive? Great! Cancel and forbid all Cinco de Mayo celebrations and arrest any who try to do so…..including every wetback you see. I never like that steeenking “holiday” anyway. We don’t need no steeenking mexican holidays, nor mexicans themselves.

  • WR_the_realist

    Who knew? Eating tacos is racist and offensive to Mexicans. I suppose that eating pasta is offensive to Italians now.

    I will never, ever, contribute to a university that has a three diversity directors and a “cultural sensitivity requirement”. If they can afford something like that they don’t need my money.

    • dd121

      You may not do much more ‘tributon. Just read the mission statement of ANY teaching institution at ANY level and and ‘virsity is always one of their goals.

      • Erasmus

        I have thought that in reaction to “Celebrate Diversity!”, we should start a “F*ck Diverstiy!” campaign. While diversity might under certain circumstances be a good thing, it’s become clear that in a body politic it certainly isn’t.

    • Room101

      It’s 3 new die-versity admins. They already have @ least 11…

      Diversity at Northwestern

      University is committed to identifying and implementing ways to create
      and support a diverse and inclusive campus community. We strive for a
      community that fosters personal and intellectual growth by bringing
      together faculty, students, and staff from different backgrounds and
      perspectives to engage in a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences.

      Campus Staff

      Staffing infrastructure includes:

      Lesley-Ann Brown, Director of Campus Inclusion and Community within the Division of Student Affairs

      Dona Cordero, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

      Angela Edwards-Campbell, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Kellogg School of Management

      Sunny Gibson, Director of Minority Affairs, Feinberg School of Medicine

      Tamara Johnson, Executive Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

      Devin Moss, Director of the LGBT Resource Center

      Renee Redd, Director of the Women’s Center

      Margie Roe, Director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

      Tim Stevens, University Chaplain

      Penny Warren, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs, The Graduate School

      Audra Wilson, Director of Diversity Education and Outreach, School of Law

      Campus Groups

      These are some of the many groups to create and sustain the type of learning and living community that we strive to be.

      University Diversity Council: Comprised of faculty,
      students, staff, and alumni to identify efforts and strategies to move
      the University forward. Read more on the University Diversity Council

      Diversity Leaders’ Group: Formed to strengthen a coordinated approach to addressing institutional issues of diversity and inclusion.

      Campus Inclusion and Community Task Force: Graduate
      and undergraduate students who assist with the planning, implementation,
      and evaluation of services and programs related to diversity and

      Bias Incident Response Team: A group of
      administrators committed to creating a proactive response to instances
      of hate and bias. When a student reports a bias/hate incident through
      Respect NU, one of the BIRT members will support the student, connect
      them with the appropriate resources, and follow-up with them until the
      situation has been resolved. ”

      Millions in tuition and taxes down a rat-hole.

      • AnalogMan

        University Diversity Council. Because two versities are better than one. But why stop there? University, Diversity, Triversity, Quadriversity… the sky’s the limit.

        Do these people ever listen to themselves? Do they have any idea how ridiculous they sound?

    • AutomaticSlim

      “I suppose that eating pasta is offensive to Italians now.”

      No. Never was, never will be.

      Same way joking around about whiskey and potatoes should not be offensive to the Irish. And Kielbasa jokes should not be offensive to the Polish.

      Some of us actually know how to take a joke.

      • IstvanIN

        I grew up eating Kielbasa and spaghetti. It is rather good.

        • AutomaticSlim

          And I will eat almost anything edible.

          I love almost all food!!!

          Including Mexican…

      • I made us hamburgers which I had soaked the ground chuck in Worchestershire sauce and tabasco chpiotle sauce. Sayaka gave me the best adult experience of my life as my reward.

        • AutomaticSlim

          Sounds good!
          I am marinating a flank steak in soy sauce, sherry, and dijon mustard for tomorrow. I’ve gotten big time compliments on that in the past.

        • gucci mane

          Sayaka? That sure doesn’t sound like a traditional European name to me.

          • Sayaka’s Japanese. She’s from a famous navy family. Our daughter, Ariadne doesn’t have a very Celtic name; it was the name of the wife of Theseus, the Greek hero who killed the minotaur. Ariadne looks – and talks – so much like me that Sayaka and I joke about wondering who her mother was. She got her mother’s epicanthic eyefolds, and thank goodness she didn’t get my hands. Even my own mother says my hands look like those of a serial killer. My experiment seems to have been relatively successful.

    • Erasmus

      What exactly is Mexican “culture”? Working to become head janitor at an Ivy League College? Women becoming pregnant at 15? Nasty sounding music? Making a lot of noise but actually doing very little? Working all day, then coming home and getting drunk and then screwing your girlfriend so she can have her 15th child, although you barely remember the names of your other 14 taco-crunchers and they’d be naked were it not for the charity extended to you?

      Forgive me: But I see very little worthwhile in Mexican “culture”.

      • saxonsun

        No, you nailed it–and thanks for the laugh!

      • Come now, mariachi music is good.

      • Jenna Kerr

        You forgot joining a gang!

  • sbuffalonative

    Years ago, SNL did a skit with Jimmy Smits. Since he was Latino, people in his office over emphasized Spanish words until it drove him nuts.

    This is another example of dealing with minorities. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Notice our culture but don’t notice our culture.

  • pcmustgo

    The ONLY good thing about ethnic diversity is the food… sometimes the music… sometimes the clothing (India or China)… that’s it.

    • The__Bobster

      It’s a poor exchange, especially since most ethnic food sucks.

      • nobody

        Not to mention getting raped/murdered/robbed while in their neighborhoods to get said ethnic food.

      • Vaclaw

        “especially since most ethnic food sucks.”

        Well it’s rather subjective.

    • Andy

      I love looking at people of all different cultures and learning about their customs, seeing the clothes they wear, and checking out their languages… in books or in their countries.

      • Kathy M

        In their countries. Bingo.

    • Room101

      Nothing is wrong with studying other cultures, but why do all levels of Government in the USA need so much taxpayer money to try to shame White people and our kids?

  • The white students of that school who read the message, THEN decided to wear loud, offensive sombreros, double their taco intake, Tecate, and the white girls dancing around with roses in their mouths earned my respect.
    I see more and more white students becoming ever more defiant over diversity.

    • nobody

      I wanted to celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo, so I smuggled a bunch of cocaine into America, kidnapped a rival drug dealer, murdered them, then felt up a passed out white girl.

      • Then, did you drive home drunk and have sex with your daughter?

        • nobody

          Yeah, you know how I roll ese.

      • dogbone

        Did you smuggle them stuffed up your rectum while climbing over the fence on the Texas/Mexico border.

      • Room101

        You can’t even get into Mexico without a SawzAll and a couple bloody freshly-sawed-off heads in the trunk and expect the authorities to take you seriously.
        The ones on welfare up here just run everyday-people over and bail, leaving the cops to clean up the mess.

    • This is very GOOD. Now send them some of our books & other literature and increase their awareness. At least send them something that advertises these books.

      • nobody

        You can lead a Mexican to books, but you can’t make him learn how to read.

        • Send the materials to the white students there. Books or advertisements for those books.

        • Room101

          You can lead a whore to culture, but can’t make her think.

    • The__Bobster

      They need to have a Speedy Gonzales and Go Go Gomez film festival.

      • AutomaticSlim

        Was Speedy illegal or merely undocumented?

  • ncpride

    I wish these people would just for once shut the h** up and get over themselves. If they are so ‘offended’ over such silliness in OUR country, take your be-hind back across the border where you belong.

    • nobody

      Yeah, if the evil white man is oppressing you and making your life so bad why not repatriate yourself back to the motherland? There you will be free to pursue your cultural activities without any of that pesky white racism holding you back in life.

    • WHAT! And give up welfare??

    • Room101

      Roger that.
      But let’s look @ the facts.
      Universities are in effect hostile or foreign consulates or embassies on American soil..

  • MekongDelta69

    And if you don’t eat tacos, you’re a racist.
    (blah, blah, blah – SOS)

    The bottom line of ALL these grievance groups is that they want all of us to die.

    End of story…

    • Aspiring rapper

      I’ve been told that I’m racist because I don’t like hip hop “music”. Well, I am racist, but that’s not why!

      • The__Bobster

        I would hate it even if I weren’t a racist.

        • Barnaby Sutton

          Me too. Most “music” from brown monsters is hard on the ears.

          • Hans Kepler

            Real musical talent is not easy. No black or brown can match international superstar and undisputed master of Alpine yodelling, Franzl Lang…

          • Kathy M

            Wow. His voice control is amazing! I love old-world white Folk Music. Thanks!

          • bigone4u

            Check out Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell. May be too pop for you, but some Irish roots are at play.

          • Of Monsters and Men.

            Good band from Iceland.

    • Maybe we could burn some Tacos in effigy!!

    • Erasmus

      I asked a Latino not to talk so loudly in the library yesterday and he reacted by screaming “Fugging whitey!” A real eye-opener. These people are trash, and the people who welcome them here are fools.

  • We actually like tacos. I do most of the cooking here.

    • Room101

      You got grand-fathered in with the liking tacos stuff and all. That’s just so much outmoded White Privilege all too many Americans enjoy.

      At Northwestern, they now have 3 new die-versity administrators on the government payroll to help stamp out the idea of White people liking tacos, or that they should have the right to.

      • I will probably never again get to do the travelling I once did, and also believed marrying a Japanese lady would have me eating rather well. It didn’t, but I think she’s wonderful. I can also make an evil sandwich, as in “I can has cheeseburger, please”.

        I’ll spare you my instructions for chile rellenos, but I know what Room 101 is.

        • Room101

          Before too long, grilling a hamburger, or chile rellenos for that matter, on your own “property” will be a White-Privilege Hate Crime, unless you’re a government-employee at a “gay wedding”.

          Exposure and ridicule are what Government needs right now.

  • bigone4u

    We all know that college students can be a little stupid at times, but where are the adults? At Northwestern, the adults, anti-racists who in reality are anti-white, encourage the juvenile behaviors and in so doing create hostilities that will one day lead to the murders of innocent white families by Mexican nationalists of the La Raza type. Dispicable libtards deserve to be the victims ot their own lies and corruption.

  • Luca

    Attention Northwesten college students! From now on, just say that you are celebrating diversity and embracing the culture. Then do a shot of tequila and tell them to take a hike.

  • guest

    Even when people try to push for more diversity, there will still be something about it that’s supposedly offensive to non-whites. At what point will people just stop caring about this? Because no matter what, promoting diversity never seems to end well.

  • Aspiring rapper

    Tacos and burritos are the only good things to come out of Mexico. Drop them, and that leaves you with rampant drunk driving and diarrhea.

    • Anglokraut

      Argh! I love burritos, but I’m on HCG right now.

      I miss food…

    • The__Bobster

      Q: How does a squat monster know when it’s time to eat?

      • Q: When does a Mexican become a Spaniard?

        • joesolargenius

          Question. When does a Mexican become a Spaniard ?
          Answer : When you remove the Indian ,Arab and moor DNA from their genes they will then become true Spaniards or White people again.

          • Baaah: When he becomes your son-in-law.

      • Room101

        Check one of the EBT cards?

    • Jerrybear

      It’s not very hard to replicate Mexican food. We gringos need to learn to make our own ethnic food. My favorite ethnic food is Armenian which is Mediterranean style garlic filled deliciousness. I knew a few Armenian families when I lived in LA and their BBQs were spectacular.

      • MBlanc46

        I can make some pretty decent burritos, enchiladas, and tacos, but it’s so much easier, and better, to patronize the local Mexican joints.

        • Room101

          But now that’s “racist”.
          Everything is.
          We don’t live in a free country anymore.

          • MBlanc46

            Fortunately, I no longer give a bleep what’s racist and what isn’t.

        • The__Bobster

          If you saw their kitchens, you’d never return.

          • MBlanc46

            That’s often the case with restaurants. In one little local Mexican joint we frequent, the kitchen is right behind the counter where you order so you can watch food being made. Everything looks in good order, although I can’t vouch for the food storage areas.

      • dukem1

        Seems like as good a place as any for a shout-out to corned beef and cabbage. And beer. And whisky. And fair-skinned, freckle- faced redheads.
        Now that I’m thinking of it, get rid of the tacos and tequila. It’s a start.

        • Jerrybear

          Hear, hear.

      • Jenna Kerr

        I won’t eat at restaurants with mestizo workers. I make my own Mexican food. It’s time consuming but I don’t have to worry about getting tapeworms and it tastes better.

        • Erasmus

          Same here. Cysticercosis is an ugly disease, and it’s the major cause of seizures in Latin America.

          Because even the better restaurants now hire mestizo cooks, I now avoid eating there also. I stick mostly to Asian restaurants now. They hire their own kind to do the cooking.

          • Jenna Kerr

            When I was young & dumb I got terrible food poisoning from a restaurant with mestizo cooks. I don’t eat out much anymore but if I do I make sure the cooks are white.

          • The__Bobster

            In Houston, the Engelman restaurants have squat monsters in their back rooms.

    • MBlanc46

      Don’t forget enchiladas.

      • Chile rellenos.

        • MBlanc46

          My wife the carnivore would add carnitas.

        • Aspiring rapper

          Chile Rellenos done right are a gift from god. Maybe a human-sacrifice-demanding Aztec god, but still yummy!!

  • gemjunior

    Why is any American even noticing Cinco de Mayo? This is one of our problems – our brethren should never have been celebrating Mexican holidays in the first place. It must have given them the mistaken impression that we wanted more of their diversity. Then zillions of squat little oompa loompas waddled over the border on their flat little feet and settled in. The whole thing is so ludicrous that people are starting to laugh at this – normal people see the stupidity. The PC baloney is backfiring.

    • The__Bobster

      It’s not a major holiday in Mejico. American businesses have made it one here.

    • Jerrybear

      It was invented by the radical Chicano movement in the 60’s to commemorate an insignificant battle over the French by a few thousand peasants. Needless to say, Mexico lost that war and an Austrian emporer was installed.

    • Flaxen-headed Strumpet

      In one ironic and perverse sense the celebration of Cinco De Mayo by mentally retarded Anglo Americans looking for an excuse to binge drink is understandable. Effectively Cinco De Mayo is a celebration of national bankruptcy (originally Mexico’s bankruptcy, as the French invasion was essentially a bill collecting mission by the Hapsburgs) It has now morphed into a celebration of America’s national bankruptcy.

      • saxonsun

        Here in NYC, this silly “holiday” was touted as an important part of American culture. I was aghast.

  • crystalevans

    So what you are trying to tell me is that all Mexican restaurants will stop selling tacos? I don’t think so.

    • Room101

      Mexican restaurants can continue to sell tacos, but it will soon be grounds (20 years, tops) to investigate a White guy for committing a White-Privilege Hate Crime for trying to buy or eat tacos or make them @ home.

      The die-versity crowd believes it’s offensive that White taxpaying Americans should be allowed to keep any of our own money that we earned by going to work every day.
      To even eat or survive, at all.

      And every institution of society, and money, and military/police power and time is on their side.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I’d love to see May 5th Cinco De Mayo celebrations stop — along with ALL other mexican and/or foreign holidays. Foreign holidays belong in foreign countries.

    I agree that Mexican students shouldn’t have to be victimized by racist, offensive gringo culture. They should pack up immediately and go back to their own culture in Mexico.

    Besides, eating tacos isn’t authentic Mexican behavior. Hanging around in the parking lot of Home Depot all day would be far more appropriate.


  • nobody

    What is next? I won’t be able to celebrate MLK day with a 40 ounce of malt liquor and a bucket of fried chicken? I thought this was still America…

    • Katherine McChesney

      That’s also the menu for Juneteenth.

      • Room101

        The area hospitals’ kitchens serving the gun-violence casualties of the African-American community on black holidays such as Juneteenth and Mother’s Day most assuredly do not serve 40s of malt liquor or buckets of fried chicken on the menu.
        Watermelon of any type in any form is strictly contraband in the facility, including certain Jolly Ranchers flavors which could be construed as potentially offensive.

        • Unperson

          What about Skittles?

          • Room101

            If only there was Watermelon Tea.
            Is there?

          • I homebrew watermelon cider. It comes out at about 10%. It gets even me seriously spun.

        • nobody

          Well we all know what happens when you get a bunch of black people together who have large amounts of malt liquor and watermelon in their blood. Chances are that policy was instituted in order to protect staff and other innocent bystanders from watermelon/alcohol/KFC fueled violence.

  • Anon

    The mexicans have a point….just not the one they think.

    They have some vague understanding that something is wrong but are too stupid to put it together so they use the default anti-white BS of racism….until, of course, the happy day, when such a thing provokes a quick hanging by whites.

    What’s happening here is the mexicans are being stripped of their culture which is then bastardized and sold back to them. Yo quero taco bell?

    That is offensive but not because white people fall for it. It’s offensive because mexicans accept it.

    Cinco de mayo is a great example. No one from mexico has any reason to give a crap about cinco de mayo. It’s basically a manufactured holiday based loosely on an unimportant historical event few people even know about. So a few white people roll on in o taco bell for a tasteless, grossly bastardized form of a taco. So what. What should concern mexicans is the number of them going around with mexican flags, honking horns BECAUSE SOMEONE ON THE TV SAID THEY SHOULD. None of these people grew up with the importance of celebrating cinco de mayo. The lucky few to be educated probably spent less than five minutes on it in some history class.

    Which begs the question, what is important to mexicans, culturally. And why has cinco de mayo replaced it? More to the point, who is responsible for that and why?

    From my point of view, the relevant answer is…not white people. My answer to cultural insensitivity for eating a taco is mind your own business you dirty mexican creep. You have a problem with someone but it’s not whites and it certainly has nothing to do with the taco I might happen to be eating.

    • dubium

      The whole idea is to destroy all genuine culture and replace it with a shallow “culture” that only consists of food, flags, articles of clothing and so on. Not moral, values, beliefs, behaviour, genuine tradition or any such deep stuff.

      This has been done to white people already as you say, probably most notably to christianity. Todays christianity is just a shell of a religion, it is just shallow rituals, clothings and buildings and stuff. It has no deeper meaning, and the followers has no beliefs, faith or values. They are “inclusive” to everyone and anyone. It has lost all meaning. But the rest of white cultures have also mostly been replaced by just shallow parts.

      My “swedish culture” is today synonymous with things like “swedish meatballs” and “ABBA.” Wtf? That is not culture that is food and a popgroup who has very little to do with my culture, they sing in english and they could just have well been non-swedes i actually have no idea if they really are ethnic swedes. At best those things are shallow parts of my culture, but not more.

      They want to make us all the same where it really matters, in our core values and whatever, our cultures shall be reduced to just shallow stuff. Like different hats that we wear. That we buy from them. Ofcourse.

    • MBlanc46

      Some us would never darken Taco Bell’s door. I wish there weren’t so many Mexicans in the Chicago area, but one of the benefits of their being here is some first-rate Tex Mex food, made by Mexicans and eaten by Mexicans plus such of us gringos who care to partake. I avoid the eye ball tacos myself, but for those who wish…. And bugger what anyone at NU says about it.

      • Unperson

        I like Mexican food too. I even like Taco Bell. There are many other tasty ethnic cuisines, from Latin America to Asia. I’ve even had African (Ethiopian, Senegalese) cooking that I’ve liked. (No, seriously!) But — and this is a HUGE “but” — I don’t care HOW good their food is, none of this is sufficient reason to be importing culturally incompatible, generally unemployable Third Worlders by the MILLIONS!

        Yes, some of these people can prepare some enjoyable dishes. But we now have this thing called the Internet, and whatever recipes we might need can be easily downloaded in a matter of seconds. There is no reason for these people to be HERE to do this cooking. Give a decent white chef some instructions and the right ingredients and s/he can make ANYTHING, from ANY country or ethnic group on earth.

        And besides, great societies are not based on great food. In fact, there’s almost an inverse correlation. Great Britain and Germany have two of the world’s most impressive cultures, but neither British nor German foodstuffs have ever been popular anywhere outside their own respective peoples. (I’m of British origin, and I freely admit my gang’s ethnic cuisine is pretty much the worst in the civilized world.)

        Food and drink, as indicators of cultural worth, are overrated. Gastronomy will only get you so far. The elusive cultural combo-platter of fine dining AND fine artistic/industrial creations is a balancing act that only the French and the Italians have ever successfully pulled off. (On days when I’m feeling generous, I might add the Japanese to that list.)

        I’ll concede that Mexicans know how to eat. Trouble is, that’s about ALL they know. In every other category of human endeavor they score somewhere between “Below Average” and “Utterly Pathetic.”

        • MBlanc46

          “By the millions” is the key phrase. Enough to staff restaurants and laundries (for the Chinese, if the Chinese still do laundries). You lot did contribute fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. And in the drink department, nothing beats a pint of English cask-conditioned ale, as far as I’m concerned. And the Germans set the standard for the world in lager beer (and some excellent white wines). Still, one does think of British administration and German engineering before one thinks of their cuisine.

          • Who Me?

            Don’t forget the German chocolate cake!

          • saxonsun

            And mac and cheese.

          • MBlanc46

            Absolutely. It’s one of my specialties.

      • nobody

        Key words, made my Mexicans. I’ll pass. Anyone else remember the yogurt incident? There was a story about it here on AmRen several months ago.

        • MBlanc46

          You take a risk whenever you eat in a restaurant. There are health codes, but Anglos are just as likely to violate them as Mexicans. Even if you’re eating in a four star restaurant, the food might very well be made by Mexicans.

          • saxonsun

            That scumbag, Anthony Bourdain, said everyone who is in the food industry should learn Spanish because the workers are all Mexican, etc. And there’s your proof.

          • MBlanc46

            Indeed. I don’t object to them working in Mexican restaurants. That’s what they should be here for. But they have pretty much colonised the American restaurant kitchen.

          • nobody

            Like Chinese? Prepared by Mexicans 99% of the time.

          • MBlanc46

            I know that when I do get a look into a restaurant kitchen, I almost always see some Mexicans.

  • The__Bobster

    “That’s not indicative of some type of endemic racism, in my opinion–especially at an overwhelmingly politically-correct university that struggles to discuss race honestly.”

    LOL! PC universities never discuss race openly. Any honest discussion would get people fired or expelled.

  • I’m not prejudiced, I hate everybody.

  • Kathy M

    And to think 30 million more of these folks are on the way. . .

  • NYB

    I’ve seen Cinco de Mayo as far north as Canada. There, it is used by pubs as another excuse to serve Mexi-themed food and drinks – usually tacos and Coronas.

    The pubs only see it as a Mexican version of St Patrick’s Day.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    “Unfortunately, instead of partaking in these cultural celebrations and enriching their Northwestern experiences, some of our peers choose to throw ‘Mexican-themed’ parties that are culturally insensitive, offensive, and detrimental to the Northwestern community. 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.”

    Why don’t we line up the (white) fraternities and sororities and do the following. Make sure all of the women are pregnant and dressing in a manner that is sluttier than Kim Kardashian. Since most of them didn’t get pregnant soon after their Quinceañera party, they have to make up for lost time. Then the men can deal drugs, have sex with underage girls, engage in shootouts between fraternities, and get loaded and crash into police cars. All while collecting subsidies for being “Undocumented” students and receiving multiple welfare checks.

    Where I grew up, a lot of people ate BBQ, fried chicken and watermelon (whites too). If you are purple or green and wish to partake of KFC and watermelon from the farmers market, be my guest. I am not a fan of malt liquor, but there was one of the homeboys who turned me on to Private Stock (He wasn’t offended. BTW his uncle owned a liquor store where we could buy).

    I’m offended by drunk Mexicans. My “wise latina” co-worker got a DUI not too long ago and can’t get it through her thick skull that when all is said and done with fines, court costs, SR-22, etc, that this whole incident will cost her about $30K. (At least she didn’t hit anyone, she passed out behind the wheel at an intersection). She is already up to her eyeballs in debt and thinks that a $700 fine is all that will happen. I’m not too thrilled about all of the Indians who get there welfare checks and then proceed to drink it up and clog the local lockup until they dry out and arrangements can be made to get them back to the reservation.

    Maybe they are bent out of shape because a White man founded Taco Bell. I don’t see many Italians who are upset that America eats lots of Pizza and pasta.

  • IstvanIN

    I have always been insulted that Americans didn’t take to Hungarian cuisine in a big way.

    • AutomaticSlim

      Hey, goulash is awesome. Especially with spaetzle.
      I get that at my favorite German restaurant.

    • Magyars aren’t really “ethnic”.

      • IstvanIN

        We’re not? I take offense to that sir! We are the most ethnic of the European peoples!

        • You’re just an off-brand white, as I am.

          • IstvanIN

            Off-Brand! LOL! I have been called a lot of things but off brand is a new one.

    • MBlanc46

      We had a Hungarian restaurant nearby. We’d have been happy to frequent the place, but the effing village wouldn’t give them a liquor license. The building is a church social hall now. Ugh.

  • ggggggg

    Well then I’m offended when these chili-shitters eat hamburgers and hot dogs.

    • robinbishop34

      “Well then I’m offended when these chili-******** eat hamburgers and hot dogs”

      Or fly on planes, drive cars, use computers, indoor plumbing, benefit from Western medicine, electricity, food stamps, watch television, listen to radio, enjoy air conditioning, use iPhones…

  • PesachPatriot

    This is pretty ridiculous…I actually like a lot of mexican food…fajitas, burritos, tacos and nacho plates are pretty tasty….who gets offended by people eating the food associated with their ethnicity? I don’t get bent out of shape because non-jewish americans sometimes like eating bagels, pastrami sandwiches, kosher pickles or hebrew national hot dogs.

    • Room101

      The general idea is to get White people throughout the “West” and their kids used to the idea that they need to accept that they don’t necessarily deserve to exist.

    • Pastrami is not actually Jewish. I disremember the origin of the word, but it comes from “pastrama”, which means “to preserve” – probably in Hungarian. The thin-sliced cured meat isn’t always beef. Goats, sheep, horses and camels are also used.

      What Jews did with pastrami was wonderful: the Reuben sandwich. I make bacon Reubens and substitute kimchi for the sauerkraut.

      • PesachPatriot

        Goat and sheep meat preserved with pastrami spices would probably be pretty tasty, but I think a line has to be drawn at horses and camels….i’d have to be really hungry to eat either of those things. If eating tacos is offensive to mexicans in america is it offensive if american tourists in mexico see mexicans there eating hot dogs and hamburgers and apple pie for desert?

        Most mexicans in florida don’t care as much as this student group….white americans drink corona here year round and I’ve seen plenty of mexicans buying Budweiser at Wal-mart or Publix and no one gets all miffed about anything.

      • The__Bobster

        Errrr, every Reuben sandwich I’ve ever had was made with corned beef.

  • APaige

    Could I just illegally enter some place, put grease in my hair, and show off my three cars that do not run?

  • dogbone

    “…advised students not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by engaging in
    racially-offensive activities, such as eating tacos and drinking

    Those are the only two worthwhile things that have come out of Mexico. Maybe the students can celebrate Cinco de Mayo by mowing lawns, or hanging out in front of Home Depot and listening to mariachi music.

    P.S. The word “taco” is Spanish. It is the round patch that covers the lead ball in a musket. Do to the way the cloth was woven to make the patch, after being fired it usually resembled a folded taco shell

  • Just like muslims—offended by just about anything….

    GET OVER IT! Pass the hot sauce, please.

  • I think its very cool to celebrate different countries’ holidays. Good grief ! Is there anything we can do right ??? p.s. I love Mexican food ——- oops was that politically incorrect. TOUGH

  • nexus

    hahaha I don’t know who to laugh more at.. stupid PC-overwrought college officials, OR latinos indignant about “their culture” being considered offensive!!!!!

  • jrad

    Odd, every authentic Mexican restaurant near me has Cinco themed specials and taco specials, burrito specials, margarita pitcher specials and have tequila shot specials and some give sombreros away, These are restaurants ran by authentic Mexicans. Wonder why they are not offended, maybe, just maybe, because they enjoy everyone celebrating their culture and spending money at their establishments.

  • Greg Thomas

    Mexicans are always offended about something.

  • bubo

    The actual Mexican students don’t have a problem with tacos and tequila, but the make believe “Latinos” do.

    Theater of the absurd.

  • Brady

    Mexicans ashamed of tacos and tequila? Talk about an inferiority complex.

  • Bobby

    Why do I get the feeling, as I always do with activist Mexicans, that this issue isn’t about Tacos, but simply another “show of power” directed at European-Americans.(Everything you European-Americans do is offensive to us because we know you once owned the U.S. and we won’t let you forget, in every way possible, that we are taking it)

  • Lorin

    I think the truth is that the fact that white people exist is what truly offends them and so Hispanics, Blacks and all other races simply will complain about everything and expect the powers that be to fix whatever they complain about.

    Whites are expected to grovel, beg for forgiveness and make all kinds of reparations for their offenses.Whites will never wake up from their multiple generation indoctrination of guilt to the entire world.

  • Why should we, English-speaking Americans, give any attention to the Fifty of May?

  • William Allingham

    the funny thing is that 5 of May was created as political propaganda by the corrupt elite of mexico to foster unity among their intrinsically aggressive citizens. It commemorates the wining of a battle against the French but many mexicans don’t even know that this same war was the greatest defeats that mexico ever suffered which ended with the temporary positioning of a European Emperor in mexico.

    i lost the war but i portrait myself as victor because of one successful battle, treacherous right?

    we see how fragile is mexican identity, weed out the political propaganda and you end up with just a failed culture ridden with irrational violence and treachery. i don’t believe this is a culture by any means worth promoting or keeping in the USA.

    also Tacos are not mexican by any means they are copy of Turkish typical food “Doner kebab” which was brought to mexico by Lebanese and Iraqi immigrants, even the use of lots of chili in, is typically Turkish, so we see that mexicans, laking as they are of ingeniousness have not invented anything, and this includes their most typical food,

    what can we say about sombreros, the Typically mexican sombrero already existed in Europe around the 17th century.

    maybe some mexicans don’t like the west and think that its not worth preserving but at least our culture is a successful one and even mexicans prefer to use cars and electricity (western technology) also we are not advocating for anyone else to adopt our culture we just want to be left to keep it to ourselves.

  • Exoplanet Finder

    I like tacos. But I’ll never eat another one if all the illegal Mexicans leave.

  • Noemi Castillo

    I would give anything to eat a real taco not Taco Bell. I’m Mexican too and I still don’t find what’s offensive

  • Kelley Moore

    Well then, I don’t want to see hispanic students eating fried chicken, wearing blue jeans or driving vehicles from american companies. It offends me when they do. They also need to start wearing sombreros, riding donkeys and randomly shouting “arriba”. If you’re that proud to be a mexican, you should be required by law to own it.