Skip to comments.All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bars Deemed Offensive, Face Campus Extinction (enough already)
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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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”?
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.
Because we’re all supposed to be vanilla-flavored, gray-shaded, non-unique snowflakes of inclusion.
Are tacos actually Mexican food? I thought they were first made by Americans.
So! They want to ban Mexico’s only contribution to civilization.
Well they also contributed telenovelas.
Taco thursday at the City Hall Saloon in Cumberland, Wa:
To those offended: Bite me.
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
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.
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.
Whoever first made them-—I like them!
I think you have to be a radical liberal type, to understand the logic involved here.
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?)
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.
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
Holy frijoles! That’s carrying PC too far.
Definitely, a corn tortilla makes the best taco.
and you know that very description of yours--vanilla-flavored--will offend a boatload of people, as will my use of the word "boatload!"
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.
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike,
and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
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.
I grew up in Texas, I do not consider tacos to be ethnic food
Victimology is a Marxist tactic. The feigned offense is simply a method to move their agenda forward.
Pray America wakes up
Indeed. More like comfort food.
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.
I’m beginning to think liberals are cannibals.Or zombies...
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?
It’s a chihuahua whistle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m having a hard time stomaching this country anymore ;/
I think I’d be on your side.
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