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Gonzaga Warns Against Partying By 'Non-Mexican Individuals'

Worried that “non-Mexican individuals” might engage in Cinco de Mayo festivities, Gonzaga University is telling students how to celebrate.

Campus Reform reports the school’s Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) sent out a graphic and link to a website listing “6 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Without Appropriating The Mexican Culture.”

It starts with “don’t you dare put on that “sombrero,” and goes on to suggest other activities.

They include “learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo,” or “support authentic Mexican businesses.”

And “CHIPOTLE DOESN’T COUNT,” apparently because it does not employ “actual Mexican people.”

The flyer also encourages students to “acknowledge the stereotypes you have internalized and discover why they are problematic” and then urges them to donate to immigrant rights groups.

Corrie O'Connor

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