Once upon a time, being an alumni of Dartmouth College opened doors. These days — if I were in charge of hiring at a company — seeing Dartmouth on a resume would result in instant rejection. I have no use for professional victims as employees. Here’s the most recent example why:
All proceeds would have gone toward cardiac care, according to the Facebook invitation.
Dartmouth community members were invited to join Greek members on Phi Deltâ€™s lawn of for a performance by campus band â€śBurn the Barn,â€ť free virgin piĂ±a coladas and strawberry daiquiris, chips and salsa, homemade guacamole and Boloco burritos.
Yesterday, upon hearing about the event, Daniela Hernandez â€™15 sent an email to Greek Letter Organizations and Societies, GLOS director Wes Schaub, Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and the Panhellenic Council.
In the email, Hernandez raised concerns, including those about racial insensitivity.
â€śThere are various problematic structures and ideologies regarding a Cinco de Mayo-inspired event, and I am sure that we, as a Dartmouth community, could learn from the extensive literature written about the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo and its construction as a drinking holiday in the United States, cultural appropriation and the inappropriate usage of cultural clothing, and the exploitation of groups of people and cultures for the sake of business opportunities,â€ť Hernandez said in an email to The Dartmouth.
And notice, in the comments, that the pathetic “Daniela Hernandez â€™15,” “Damaris Altomerianos ‘13,” and others can’t even intelligently explain what is so ‘racist’ about a particular charity event other than some nonsense about “cultural appropriation.” Instead, they suggest that critics just “Google” to educate themselves. Speaking of “cultural appropriation,” I notice that they’re writing in English.
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