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Natasha Varner @nsvarner
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Cinco de Mayo puts me in a mood. Ignorant white people have turned it into racist Halloween targeted specifically at Mexico. Here in Seattle we get the Cinco de Mayo fun run where "costumes aren’t just okay, they’re encouraged." 😠
If you're not Mexican or Mexican American and want to celebrate #CincoDeMayo today, please do it respectfully and without taking up too much space at a community event like @elcentro72's:…
This holiday (which is NOT Mexican Independence Day btw) is a chance for Mexican Americans to celebrate their heritage. Please respect that and think about the impact your dumb stereotypes have on people. As UW History PhD candidate Michael Aguirre put it:
Here's a link to the rest of the q&a with Aguirre -- it includes more on the history of Cinco de Mayo and how US beer companies appropriated the holiday beginning in the 1980s as a profit-seeking venture:…
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