“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 leaders and casts our entire community in poor light,” wrote members of the group Alianza in a letter that was published in The Daily Northwestern.
The letter was signed by members of the university’s Associated Student Government as well as members of the Latino group in response to Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
“Some of our peers choose to throw ‘Mexican-themed’ parties that are culturally insensitive, offensive and detrimental to the Northwestern community,” they wrote.
Instead, the group wanted students to celebrate Mexico’s “rich history” through parades, family gatherings and “folk dances.”
However, a number of students who actually grew up in Mexico, said the student government association and the Latino group are way off base.
“To whomever wrote and signed that letter, I’d like to say that I proudly embrace my tacos, tequila and sombreros,” said Ruben Antonio Marcos Bours. “To me, they are a key part of my childhood, growing up in Monterrey, Mexico.”
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