Social Justice Warriors Take on the Sombrero

What, you think I’m kidding?

Nah, folks. Luckily this isn’t taking place in the United States, but rather at the University of East Anglia in the (formerly) Great Britain. Although if you think that America’s SJWs won’t be looking to this example to end cultural appropriation, white privilege, cisnormativegender… something… I have no idea, let me disabuse you of that notion at once. Just think about the current discussion here in the United States about whether or not braids represent “cultural appropriation.”

But back to the University of East Anglia, where the student union has banned students from getting free sombreros from a local Tex Mex joint.

The University of East Anglia student union officials even took the big floppy hats from students at the Freshers’ Fair, because non-Mexicans wearing the traditional item of headwear could be seen as offensive, according to a new initiative.

The Union has stated that the handing out of sombreros breached a key advertising policy which was sent to all stallholders before the event, prohibiting any use of stereotypical imagery in advertising.

Because sombreros are considered not only racist, but “cultural appropriation.”

It’s OK. I’ll wait until you pick your jaw up off the floor. Here’s a comedic interlude while you do so.

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Done? Good.

Next up, we will have DNA tests to prove you’re really German before we allow you to wear the lederhosen, mein freund. There’s a reason why Ancestry.com now has that mouth swab thingy you can send in to find out what your DNA says about you! We wouldn’t want you to be culturally insensitive, now would be?

Screw diversity. Screw getting acquainted with and celebrating other cultures. Screw joy. You’re not allowed, you white, privileged racist.

Oh, and by the way the British Mexican Society backed the Tex-Mex eatery for giving away the free hats. The Mexican group dedicated to promoting the Latin American country’s cultural heritage praised Pedros for giving out the free sombreros. “We are delighted to learn that there is a Mexican restaurant in Norwich and hope that they would like to join us to become members of the British Mexican Society,” they said.

The douche pickle trying to whitesplain the contrived outrage is Campaigns and Democracy officer Chris Jarvis, who is quite obviously not Mexican, but is offended on their behalf anyway.

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“We know that when it comes to cultural appropriation the issues can sometimes be difficult to understand and many don’t realise that they may be about to cause offence or break a policy.”

Well thanks for the palesplanation, ass goblin. We’re so glad we have you to explain the outrage on those poor, uneducated Mexicans’ behalf!

23 responses

  1. So, I guess I won’t be wearing cowboy boots in public (or my Italian shoes).

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  2. … and OMG! No more flip-flops in the shower!

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  3. What in the hell is wrong with millienials??? Seriously, that generation is defective.

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    1. You forgot to tell them to get off your lawn, dear.

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      1. Quite right. Get out of my neighborhood, you professionally offended wankers!

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        1. And by “neighborhood,” he means “planet.”

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  4. OH, my cat!

    Does this mean I have to move out of my genuinely diverse neighborhood, which is Latino, Caucasian and Black, and all-American? Where kids play in the streets without fear of being hit by a car or bread truck? Does this mean I can’t buy sandias o elotes from the street vendor on the corner of the square where the grocery store is located? Or that I should not enjoy going to el Tio Pepe’s when I have a craving for enchiladas suisas? And all because some self-important twatwaffle with a brain the size of a gnat’s eyeball decided that I might be stealing someone’s culture?

    Well, I’m genuinely offended that he’s offended, but I’m more offended that he occupies the same planet as mine. I hear that water has been found on Mars. We should buy him a one-way ticket and pack a lunch for him, for the trip.

    Geezo pete!

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    1. LMAO!!!! Thou must not eat anything but white food and wear white clothes, white woman! So says the perpetually offended, sniveling goober.

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  5. Already happened here in the US. Don’t ask for a link, this is a few years ago based on my admittedly alcohol addled memory, some SJWs took a fraternity to task for cultural appropriation and racism for having a Cinco de Mayo themed party.

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    1. Actually I do remember that. Yeah.

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  6. I’m curious about the reference to braids, as something that is offensive. Unless it refers to cornrows, which would ruin my hair, it doesn’t make any sense. If I go to the Renaissance Faire, there is always a setup with people who do hair braiding and I can think of fewer things more complimentary to every lady’s face than a French lace braid with flowers stuck into it. As far as that goes, when I showed horses or went hare hunting out west of Fairfax in the 1960s, we all braided manes and tails. It was de rigeur, and I made some serious cash from the people who didn’t know how to do a reverse French braid on a horse’s tail.

    So, as I said, I’m a bit mystified by ‘braids’ being an offensive way to wear hair. It’s a style that is universal to the entire human species, for anyone who is not completely bald.

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  7. It’s getting nearly as bad here, and I never really thought North Dakota would accept such utter ‘bovine excrement’. Though, ND does tend to be split in two culturally (the east 50 miles in the Red River Valley has more in common with MN than the rest of the 300 miles of the state). We got another email today reminding us of a microaggressions seminar.

    “We invite the entire campus community to join us for a “microaggressions” webinar facilitated by Maura Cullen. The logistic information is provided below. We have few opportunities as a campus community to have purposeful conversations about how we can create a more inclusive and socially just university.

    Topics covered: As a result of this webinar, you will take away:
    • Strategies for creating a more inclusive and socially just community — this looks very different than it did years ago.
    • Ways to confront non-inclusive behaviors appropriately, so the situation doesn’t escalate thus leaving all parties feeling unsafe and your institutional mission compromised.
    • Tools for identifying personal bias and stereotypes — and what to do about it.
    • The ability to recognize intersectionality and how it impacts the personal identity dynamic.
    • Common ground for conversation with your professional staff and faculty, so you can work together to assess your campus climate and put action steps in place for addressing issues in 2015-16 — are any of your policies or practices unintentionally sending messages that may make marginalized groups feel unsafe or unsupported?”

    I’m particularly fond of that little line about intersectionality. Either they don’t understand what that is, or have a different definition for it, or they are trying to push a rather heinous program on us. I feel like signing up just to stir up things, but I need the job.

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    1. Does this mean I can go sue all those nasty boys in high school who made fun of me, because I had poems published in the local newspaper and they didn’t, so they made fun of me? It was my English teacher’s fault! He made me!

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  8. Another one for the YGTBSM file… And the Brits ARE going down the PC hill faster than we are!!!

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  9. I swear this planet planet is going more Bizzaro Planet by the day. SMH

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  10. Dear Mr. Jarvis,

    Buy a cactus, cover in in sriracha sauce, and shove it up your @$$. That is all.

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  11. “We know that when it comes to cultural appropriation the issues can sometimes be difficult to understand…”

    Dumbfuckery is always difficult for sane people with normal intelligence to understand.

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    1. Don’t you love how he whitesplains this to the rest of us retards?

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  12. “Cultural appropriation” doesn’t exist. The very definition debuts such a claim: To take to oneself; to claim or use, especially as by an exclusive right.

    None of the alleged “culprits” are guilty of such. The claim is an invention of the mealy mouthed, spineless victimhood industry.

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    1. I just realized where I typed “debuts”….should have been “refutes”

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  13. In my safe, there resides a lovely U.S. Model 1917 rife, caliber 30-06. At the front of the wood hand guard, there is a swatch of red paint, indicating that it was part of the lend-lease program. I realize the odds are quite slim, but should a similar situation arise, I think I will just keep the rifle. In it’s place I’ll send a sombrero with a “made in China” tag.

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