#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 10th, 2013 17:12
#2 By: digitalArtform, September 10th, 2013 21:46
#3 By: fakefighter, September 11th, 2013 06:26
I'm not Mexican, but I'm Latin American. If I were you, I wouldn't listen to Tumblr for advice on cultural sensitivity, especially when it comes to Latin America. There is an approach to cultural exchange there that is quite distinct from the one found in the US - as evidenced, in fact, by the fact that Dia de los Muertos is a mixture of indigenous and Christian traditions. It's considered a strength. My impression is that some Latin Americans based in the US have internalised some of the approach promoted in the US (in a nutshell, more "separatist") and have quite the peculiar approach to Latin American culture...
ETA: I mean, those skulls are used in advertising in Mexico. Seriously, we're not a bunch of dense people who think all aspects of our culture are SACRED. If you try to separate aspects of Latin American culture into discrete sections of what's European or what's indigenous (let alone white or nonwhite!), YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BAD TIME.
#4 By: digitalArtform, September 11th, 2013 10:48
#5 By: Cory Doctorow, September 15th, 2013 17:12
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