California is a birthplace of stupidity. At CalPoly a progressive group doing its part to make dumb chic, got offended when two students appeared in a picture (on Snapchat) in which one of them has a series of tight braids.
A progressive student group called the “Cal Poly Student Collective” began a public smear campaign against the girls on Monday, making a Facebook post calling students’ attention to the photo.
“This week we received a photo depicting two Cal Poly students engaging in cultural appropriation,” the post reads.
The offended later took down the post because their objection was magnified by an incorrect assumption. The ‘bigots’ who had inappropriately appropriated the culture in question (still in question, if you ask me) were still guilty, but they were not CalPoly Sorority
girls women things persons.
But the point still stands. Braiding your hair could get you sanctioned by the thought police or could lead to a riot.
If you recall, a little over a year ago on the UNH Campus a few of the future leaders of the world got a bit rambunctious over some Cinco de Mayo “attire” donned by people they presumed to be non-Mexican; which is itself bigoted given that the individuals in question may have been presenting as Mexican which, as any SJW knows, would be “racist” or at least insensitive to question.
I’d like to suggest that the riot was more cultural appropriation than the attire.
Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [?si?ko ðe ?ma?o] in Latin America, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
In Mexico, the “celebration” is about a conflict. A riot is a conflict. Wait a minute…
Meanwhile, back in the cradle of White Suppression,
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. More popularly celebrated in the United States than Mexico, the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades or battle reenactments.
Wikipedia says that in the US it is a celebration of Mexican-American Culture. That means both, together, enjoyed by all. It also says it started in California (I told you this was California’s fault). And,
On June 7, 2005, the United States Congress issued a concurrent resolution calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities. To celebrate, many display Cinco de Mayo banners while school districts hold special events to educate students about its historical significance. Special events and celebrations highlight Mexican culture, especially in its music and regional dancing. Examples include baile folklórico and mariachi demonstrations held annually at the Plaza del Pueblo de Los Ángeles, near Olvera Street. Commercial interests in the United States have capitalized on the celebration, advertising Mexican products and services, with an emphasis on alcoholic beverages, foods, and music. According to Nielsen, in 2013 more than $600 million worth of beer was purchased in the United States for Cinco de Mayo, more than for the Super Bowl or St. Patrick’s Day.
Congress did not limit these expressions to Mexicans or Americans of Mexican Heritage. They can’t do that. And neither should uptight social justice warriors.
But snowflakes will be snowflakes so, please, consult your UNH handbook, Cultural Appeasement Minister or Local Diversity or Re-education Star Chamber for the correct hairstyles (thanks again, California) based on your approved victim group to avoid another reenactment of the Battle of Puebla.
Or just do what you want and tell the cry-babies to go pound sand.