People, if you watched and enjoyed The Book of Life, and wants to dress or cosplay as La Muerte/Catrina, Manolo, María, Joaquín or even Xibalba because you appreciate them: Do it.
Believe me, as a %100 mexican I can tell you this movie IS NOT racist….
Honestly, if we wanted to be all selfish and insular with our culture, we wouldn’t be doing anything to ensure these traditions live on in the modern world. Culture is best shared, like the annual Holi event my Indian friends put on for the WHOLE university, or fancy this: the Día De Los Muertos event that the Mexican student group puts on for the WHOLE university. I like getting my Russian girlfriend interested in Mexican culture, just the same way I like learning about Russian culture. It’s fascinating, and it’s nice to learn about the intricacies of the way people live in other places. So for the nth time, share your culture and quit acting like you need to be of a certain race to participate in cultural holidays and such.
the fucking worst is when people are like “you hate people for having a different opinion than you!!!!” like im not shitting on this guy because he thinks pistachio ice cream is gross im shitting on him because he actually believes that i and people like me dont deserve basic human rights and respect and safety
"We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years. Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Middle-class consumers do, and when they thrive, U.S. businesses grow and profit." .. (Nick Hanauer, from this article)