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All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bars Deemed Offensive, Face Campus Extinction (enough already)
The College Fix ^ | May 12, 2014 | Jennifer Kabany

Posted on 05/13/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Every year across the nation, several Pi Beta Phi sorority chapters host all-you-can-eat “Pi Phiesta” taco bar fundraisers at their respective campuses to raise money for charity.

But that longstanding tradition, typically held around Cinco de Mayo, is in jeopardy.

In the past few weeks, pressure from a handful of Latino students at two high-profile universities who complained the events are offensive prompted dramatic changes to two “Pi Phiesta” fundraisers.

At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University, the sorority girls scrapped their Mexican themed “Pi Phiesta” for a summery, ocean-themed one, although they still served tacos. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Education; Food
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; pcfascism; pibetaphi; piphiesta
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1 posted on 05/13/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How can something that pays honor to an ethnicity’s cuisine to celebrate that ethnicity’s holiday, to raise funds for a non-profit, be considered “offensive”?


2 posted on 05/13/2014 7:46:16 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Olog-hai

Guess some folks will have to resort to using code words like “tequila” now. Just wondering when we’re gonna get the list of words that can’t be used without offending someone.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: left that other site

Because we’re all supposed to be vanilla-flavored, gray-shaded, non-unique snowflakes of inclusion.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 7:47:23 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Olog-hai

Are tacos actually Mexican food? I thought they were first made by Americans.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Olog-hai

So! They want to ban Mexico’s only contribution to civilization.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Olog-hai

7 posted on 05/13/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: reg45
So! They want to ban Mexico’s only contribution to civilization.

Well they also contributed telenovelas.

8 posted on 05/13/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Taco thursday near Alki beach.

Taco thursday at the City Hall Saloon in Cumberland, Wa:

To those offended: Bite me.

9 posted on 05/13/2014 7:52:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s another example what decades of racial pandering does

Just skip everything “Cinco de Mayo” Boycott its sponsors Just ignore the whole damn thing


10 posted on 05/13/2014 7:54:49 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Olog-hai
Of course it's not offensive to celebrate another country's cuisine and culture. Or your own country.
The "Offensive!" criers are messing with us.

11 posted on 05/13/2014 7:55:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: basil

First made by natives of the Valley of Mexico, apparently; the Aztecs ate them with fish as the primary filling. The Spanish named them “taco”. The US innovation might have been the “hard shell” version, where the corn tortilla is deep-fried.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 7:56:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: basil

Tacos are definitely Mexican in origin. But Americans have made them into something different. A real taco is seasoned meat in a warm corn tortilla. Maybe with a little garnish like a bit of onion.

I like to oil fry my corn tortilla and put some diced onion and a sprinkle of cheese on it. That seems acceptable to the Mexicans I know.

But the flour tortilla or the hard shell corn tortilla tacos are ‘American’. As is the habit of shoving a salad on top of the meat.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Olog-hai

Whoever first made them-—I like them!


14 posted on 05/13/2014 7:58:11 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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15 posted on 05/13/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: left that other site

I think you have to be a radical liberal type, to understand the logic involved here.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dfwgator

see post 15

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3155413/posts?page=15#15


17 posted on 05/13/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dfwgator
Mexican Weather Girl
18 posted on 05/13/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Olog-hai

That reminds me...need to go pay a couple illegals $10 to pull a tree stump in my yard...
(Now, are they more offended by tacos or by that?)


19 posted on 05/13/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: Olog-hai

There is a simple solution to this violation of “soft or crunchy” political correctness. Refer to them as “openly gay” tacos and that should solve the problem.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 8:03:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Olog-hai

FOOD FIGHT:
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM of EATING!!!
The Mexicans have morphed into the 1775 Brits:

“On the 23d of June 1775 Gen Bayley prepared an address to the Northern Indians which is here given in full Newbury Coos June 23 1775 -
`The present war is only between the King and a part of the Lords and America. The Lords say all Americans shall become slaves or servants to them, shall plow no more than they say, EAT NOR DRINK nor hunt BUT ONLY BY THEIR LEAVE, shall not kill deer, moose, beaver or any other thing but by their consent. Americans say they will and that the King by the Lords advice has sent redcoats to kill us if we will
not be subject to what they say. And we have thirty thousand men with guns great and small to fight in our defense; we only want to live as we have lived heretofore. We do not want to fight if they would let us alone.”p73

“History of Newbury, Vermont: From the Discovery of the Coös Country to ...”
edited by Frederic Palmer Well


21 posted on 05/13/2014 8:06:43 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Olog-hai

22 posted on 05/13/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Holy frijoles! That’s carrying PC too far.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 8:10:07 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Definitely, a corn tortilla makes the best taco.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 8:15:29 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: rarestia
Because we’re all supposed to be vanilla-flavored,

and you know that very description of yours--vanilla-flavored--will offend a boatload of people, as will my use of the word "boatload!"

25 posted on 05/13/2014 8:15:36 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai
Boycott Cinco De Mayo, it is offensive and racist...
26 posted on 05/13/2014 8:16:36 AM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: bunkerhill7
The present war is only between the King and a part of the Lords and America.

I get his point, but it's inaccurate. The Commons voted overwhelmingly, 278 to 108, to support the King.

A greater margin than the Lords. 69 to 29.

27 posted on 05/13/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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28 posted on 05/13/2014 8:17:26 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

And they are really small, not large like Americans have made them. I love real Mexican tacos. When in Mexico there were 4 of us and we’d order 20 tacos and a bucket of beer. Yum!
We have a small Mexican restaurant here that serves real tacos and they are always busy.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 8:33:10 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Olog-hai

I grew up in Texas, I do not consider tacos to be ethnic food


30 posted on 05/13/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai
In the past few weeks, pressure from a handful of Latino students at two high-profile universities who complained the events are offensive prompted dramatic changes to two “Pi Phiesta” fundraisers. At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University, the sorority girls scrapped their Mexican themed “Pi Phiesta” for a summery, ocean-themed one, although they still served tacos. …

Not Liking Mexican Food is Racist According To Democrats
Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans

31 posted on 05/13/2014 8:36:42 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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32 posted on 05/13/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Victimology is a Marxist tactic. The feigned offense is simply a method to move their agenda forward.

Pray America wakes up


33 posted on 05/13/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: GeronL

Indeed. More like comfort food.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 8:40:25 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Olog-hai

The sorority’s response should be to condemn those Latino students as snobs who deplore one of the most popular cuisines in the world, because they think it is “peon food” and below them.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 8:41:27 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: dfwgator; JoeProBono
FR thread 0/23/2014: Caption Obama filling burritos


36 posted on 05/13/2014 8:43:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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37 posted on 05/13/2014 8:45:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL


38 posted on 05/13/2014 8:45:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m beginning to think liberals are cannibals.Or zombies...
Parasites maybe?


39 posted on 05/13/2014 8:45:36 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: dfwgator
ESO ES RACISTA


40 posted on 05/13/2014 8:50:21 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy


41 posted on 05/13/2014 8:51:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

We must honor their culture, but not eat their food, drink tequila, etc.

So how exactly are we supposed to honor their culture? And who are they to tell me what I can eat?


42 posted on 05/13/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a chihuahua whistle.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Beat Lamar! And, if that doesn't work, let's defeat him in the primary.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

bump

I remember my dad made them with corn tortillas and then he used corn in them too. I have never seen anyone else put sweet corn (canned of course) on tacos.

It was pretty awesome though.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 9:11:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

My sister makes enchiladas that are about as far removed from Mexican food as you can possibly get. She uses ground beef, tons of cheese and canned chili. No real spices or anything.


45 posted on 05/13/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sherman Logan

He was talking to the “Northern Indians” i.e., Abenaki`s & Cossucks,, who went north afterwards across the border into Canada and returned back to Coos after the War. They didn’t know what the hell he was talking about anyway, so it`s irrelevant. My gggggrandmother was in that group that returned to Coos.


46 posted on 05/13/2014 9:23:30 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: GeronL

In high school, I had a best friend whose grandmother was always at the stove making fresh tortillas. I’d walk in the door after school and Gram would stuff hot, fresh, buttered tortillas in my hands. Oh my goodness. On my way out the door, she’d do the same. YUM. My friend always wanted McDonald’s. I always wanted to eat at her house.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 9:32:23 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m having a hard time stomaching this country anymore ;/


48 posted on 05/13/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I think I’d be on your side.


49 posted on 05/13/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rarestia

LOL!


50 posted on 05/13/2014 10:02:19 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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