05/05/2015

Cinco de Mayo: another opportunity for white appropriation?

Cinco de Mayo is NOT for white people, nor is it a spectacle constructed for the white gaze.
Cinco de Mayo is NOT a performance aimed to serve white voyeurism, participation, or approval.
Cinco de Mayo should NOT be white people's opportunity to pose with a sombrero, eat avocados, and drink tequila--it is NOT your chance to further exoticize / dehumanize Mexicans as Other.

Cinco de Mayo IS a symbol of resistance; it is the commemoration of a historic victory against imperialist whiteness: following the Battle of Puebla, no country of the Americas has been invaded by any European military force. 
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Fellow white people: Stop appropriating every single thing on this planet.

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