Daniela Hernandez: who’s that? Why that’s the ever-so-sensitive junior at Dartmouth who shut down a charity event, intended to benefit cardiac patients, because she found the theme of the event—“Phiesta,” i.e. “Fiesta”—offensive.
Yes, that’s right. As The Daily Caller reports, the self-described “Mexican-born, United-States-raised, first-generation woman of color” (where’s the air-sickness bag?) didn’t like “the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo,” so too bad for those blokes with dodgy tickers.
Listen to the rancid, semi-literate P.C.-speak from this embarrassing beneficiary of the American educational system:
There are various problematic structures and ideologies regarding a Cinco de Mayo-inspired event, and I am sure that we, as a Dartmouth community, could learn from the extensive literature written about the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo and its construction as a drinking holiday in the United States, cultural appropriation and the inappropriate usage of cultural clothing, and the exploitation of groups of people and cultures for the sake of business opportunities.
Give me a break.
But what’s even more dismaying than Hernandez’s little pout is the reaction of Taylor Cathcart, the president of Phi Delta Alpha, the fraternity that had planned the event, as you’ll see on the next page.