that is the definition of holiday if u ask me

anonymous asked:

So if I'm not Mexican I can't celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Or did I misunderstand that post about your uncle?

put very simply, and from somebody who is definitely white and still learning about these things as well -  cinco de mayo is a mexican holiday to celebrate mexico’s victory over the french on may 5, 1862 in the battle of puebla. now in america the holiday has genuinely taken on a different tone and is generally meant to be a celebration of mexican-american heritage and culture. 

the problem is that people (GENERALLY white people, sometimes others) take the day and completely twist it around until the holiday has no meaning rooted in mexican culture at all - and they use it just as an excuse to party ( ””fiesta”” ), get drunk, eat lots of taco bell or chipotle, have fun, etc. now, there’s no problem with having fun and letting loose - but when people are doing so at the expense of a part of somebody else’s culture, they are appropriating that culture and erasing that heritage. ESPECIALLY when the celebrations non-mexican people have aren’t really celebrating that culture at all, and usually are making a mockery of it or celebrating using stereotypes. which, really, isn’t a cinco de mayo celebration at all.

softprincekieran  asked:

jerejean <333

  • Drinks all of the coffee
    • jeremy “i need coffee now it’s two am and jean had a nightmare i must stay up with him” knox
  • Brings up adopting a pet
    • jeremy?? jean thinks pets are unnecessary at first, then he sees jeremy’s excitement over the puppies and maybe they’re not as bad
  • Kills the bugs
    • jean does. jeremy screamed at the sight of a spider one time
  • Cooks the meals
    • jeremy! knox! can! cook! so! well!
  • Starts getting into holidays way before they should
    • jeremy. why wouldn’t he. 
  • Initiates the couple selfies
    • contrary to popular belief it is jean who does this! he likes taking pictures with jeremy and it’s definitely because jeremy kisses him every time because jer likes the classic cliche couple pictures
  • Forgets the birthdays and anniversaries
    • jeremy. he’s the actual worst
  • Always ends up with too much junk food after grocery shopping
    • have u met jeremy knox
  • Nicknames the other
    • JEREMY DOES and jean starts retaliating back with some as well

SEND ME SHIPS

I definitely do not have that one thing you mentioned way back when in this box, nope ;;;


Well, even in that case, Thank you very much for the gift and happy holidays to you as well!