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More P.C. Crap from the Ivy League

April 29th, 2014 - 5:22 am

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.

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And if the group had purposely used an English term instead of "fiesta", she'd be complaining about dominant Eurocentriic culture, and Americans' discomfort with terms from languages other than English. It would be manifestation of American "racism" and a "war against brown people."

A professional victim always finds a way to feel mistreated.
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"I am sure that we, as a Dartmouth community, could learn from the extensive literature written about the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo"


I'm offended by her cultural appropriation of English words, including but not limited to the words"I","am","sure","that", and "we".
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You're laughing now, but wait until she's on the Supreme Court!
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It is amazing how socialists twist their arguments to support their political power.

They shut down an event under a theory of extreme, individual privilege. If the event would offend even one person of a politically correct group, then the event must not happen.

They support the government control of medicine because it will supposedly benefit preferred groups, despite the fact that it hurts many individuals in the process.

It is more amazing that people support socialist schemes without any awareness that every principle is contradicted by some other principle. They don't hear the lies. They only hear "Free ice cream cones".

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Finally, a left-wing lunatic with whom I can agree. I have no problem with never celebrating nor even mentioning Cinco de Mayo ever again. So when can we vote on this...
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I don't give a damn about the dialectic-inspired sophistry of an Ivy League harridan, but I do find the celebration of another country's independance day offensive. Drink some other day, and let Stinko de Mayo-nnaise die.
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This snit makes me giggle. Crack open a Corona, Senorita Hernandez.
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As my Apache friend reminds me, "Mexican is a nationality and not a race." I'm white, and if I had been born there I would be a Mexican.
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How does one become a "first-generation woman of color"? Presumably her ancestry is hereditary...
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Woman of color. Saying that it is different from "Colored Woman" is a distinction without a difference. How about "Loser"
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'...the risk of offending even one...' How can you live a life, any life, worried about the risk of offending EVEN ONE! Life in a self imposed bubble? Living in your parents basement your entire life? Beyond pathetic.
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My wife, the lovely Senora Anita, fixes a large pitcher of margaritas on this fiesta dias, which we call "Stinko de Mayo".
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"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
-- W.B. Yeats.
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You beat me to it!
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I'm sure Corona and Jose Cuervo want the US to stop celebrating 'Quatro de Cinco' so this idiot won't be offended.
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