Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Welp, it’s that time of year again pretties! Cinco de Mayo is upon us, which means it’s time again for my yearly reminder: sombreros, ponchos, fake mustaches, brown face, any combination of the former with a donkey suit costume— all HIGHLY offensive and unnecessary to celebrate. You know what you can do instead? Support a local Mexican business, learn about the history of the holiday, learn about why the holiday was even popularized in the United States (spoiler alert: it’s capitalism), find authentic Mexican cuisine, literally Google “how to not culturally appropriate Cinco de Mayo”, the possibilities are endless! Just try not to be an ass. And if you’re going out with a group of friends and one of them thinks it’s cool to be an ass, call them on it! Accountability people, hold it close, never let it go.

 

Happy celebrating!