File this one under “Really!?!, Fucking.”
I’m not one to deride fiesta themed parties. In fact, I’m one to vehemently defend them. Every 20/30-something bleeding heart blogger who cries white privilege racism at fiesta parties (while more likely than not being white themselves) can go fuck themselves come Cinco De Mayo when they’re dancing on top of a bar, blackout drunk on margaritas, and taking/giving tequila body shots, with sombrero firmly on head.
If you are Mexican and offended by white kids wearing sombreros, drinking Modelo, and slamming tequila shots then you need to get a life. There are worse things happening in the world, there are worse things happening to Mexicans. I’m Irish, my ancestors were abused when they immigrated too. Shit, they were abused before they immigrated. It’s really only in the last hundred years that the Irish, in their entire history, have stopped getting completely shit on. Feel free to dress like a leprechaun every Friday and Saturday night, chug Guinness, and make potato jokes. I really couldn’t care less.
That said, the Chi Omegas of Penn State took their fiesta party, dubbed “Mexi-Chio,” a little far. It’s one thing to dance around in sombreros and give a tequila fueled OTPHJ (that would be an over the poncho hand job). It’s another thing entirely to display racist signs that aren’t even redeemed with humor because the slogans are about as amusing as a bumper sticker you would find in an Alabama Spencer’s.
The signs, which read “Will mow lawn for weed and beer,” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it,” are still relatively mild racism, but when being presented by an organization they become pretty impossible to defend, and all the more offensive.
But the real kicker is that these girls probably would have been fine had they not posted the picture, with the signs, to Facebook.
Is “Don’t put stupid shit on Facebook” not covered on day one of sorority and fraternity new member orientation? It should be.
I know this is college, and mistakes are made rampantly, which we here at TFM actively celebrate, but still, ladies, sometimes you have to think. After all, you can’t go to Walgreen’s and pick up Plan B for bad PR mistakes.
The chapter is currently under investigation by PanHel and has a good chance of being suspended.
Dios mio, ladies.