One of my aunt's friends is getting ready to have a birthday, and she wants the party to be Mexican themed... except she's not Mexican. Some of her guests will be, but she is not. According to my aunt she wants to wear traditional dress and have her closest friends do the same, put flowers in their hair, decorate the party space with Mexican decor, serve Mexican food, have a Mariachi, etc. Some of my aunt's friends heard the idea and were a little appalled by it because she isn't Mexican and according to aunt, the friends feel it's wrong to use their culture, "as a theme."
Do the friends have a point, or are they making a bigger deal out of it, than it should be?
- Bad idea. Avoid, avoid, avoid.27%(9)24%(15)Vote21%(6)
- Sounds okay, but she should proceed with caution. She should not get carried away.39%(13)35%(22)Vote31%(9)
- She should go all out, it's her party, guests will have to deal.34%(11)41%(25)Vote48%(14)
Most Helpful Guy
Mexican here: white people who blow this ridiculous crap out of all proportion are the real racists. There's nothing more racist in the world than some white person using inauthentic anti-racism to self-aggrandize and make themselves the center of attention. Not only are they crying wolf, they're treating Mexicans like babies. We don't need college-educated white people to come along and tell us when to be offended and when we're being insulted. THAT is the real insult. They're also being racist by trying to mold some phony consensus, trying to say, "ALL Mexicans are offended by X," so I guess if I'm not offended, I'm an Uncle Tomas? I don't count, because all Mexicans are supposed to believe one way, whatever way the white college kids tell us? That to me is literally a thousand times more racist and dehumanizing than eating Mexican food and hiring Mariachi. In fact, there's nothing about your mom's party as you've explained it that is remotely racist against Mexican culture in any way. And guess what, if your mom's party is inauthentic or incorrect in any way, that's not racist either, it's just kind of funny. Anybody offended by this, why don't you go look up what's on Wikileaks and get offended by some real shit, you little dweeb? Somebody oughta slap you for getting so upset over such childish crap. Grow up.2
Most Helpful Girl
No lol seriously I'm Arab and wouldn't give a fuuu if someone decides to throw a 1001 nights themed party or Jasmine/Alladin party lol. GOsh what's wrong with appreciating elements from other people's cultures? People need to chill -_-