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The Fiesta 5k Ole! is FUCKING RACIST

DUDES. I know that the idea of getting shit-housed on margs and gorging yourself on tacos while listening to our beloved TacocaT after running three miles sounds honestly pretty bad-ass. Because it does.

But can we also please take a moment to acknowledge how intrinsically, completely, totally fucking racist this Cinco de Mayo-themed 5k is?

Mustaches.

Fake Spanish words.

Ridiculous serapes. 

Sombreros.

The conflation of South/Central American culture with Mexican culture.

LOOK AT THIS PHOTO AND TELL ME THIS ISN’T RACIST AS SHIT.

This is like some Speedy Gonzales meets Frito Bandito shit.

So like, go participate if you want because tacos are good and TacocaT is good and fuck, even running is good. Just like, bail on all the repulsive cultural appropriation, ok? Because it’s fucking racist.

FULL DISCLOSURE: My grandmother is a Mexican-American. She does not think Speedy Gonzales is racist and in fact has many drinking glasses with his face on them. She also thinks women shouldn’t be too bitchy or, really, hold careers, though, so we disagree on some stuff because not all people of Latin@ roots feel the same way about every issue.

This one’s pretty clear, though.

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    In which I will be glad to be at Doe Bay for the weekend instead. Though I will miss the taco truck challenge. But then...
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    also, boo on Tacocat for performing at this, they are rad as hell and generally have great politics. thought they could...
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