So I been on Tumblr in my free time this past few months (the people who follow me there, may know I'm anti-SJW). And I feel I should give my opinion on some stuff.
To my watchers:
One, If you're white and a chicano gives you shit for a "Day of the Dead" costume in halloween, pay no attention, they are full of shit. Day of the Dead is a party. First of all, México is not super united, so, there's a lot of ways to celebrate that day. From the solemn way of the more religous parts, to the more festive to I-just-wanna-have-a-good-time from my zone, the captail.
Second, chicanos can't tell you shit like "that's offensive, and you should listen to me because I'm mexican". No, bullshit, because, a lot of people here consider them people with no country, or just another "gringo" (mexican way we call americans). They can't speak for the majority of us, who also dressup and have parties on First and Second November (Day of the Dead days), get shitfaced and have crack jokes about the death. A lot of us celebrate remebering the happy times we lived with our diseased and have a good time. Death should not be about being sad, but about what beautiful is life! We laugh at death but not at the deads, so I don't see how it can be disrespectfull.
Third, it's hypocritical to cry "cultural appropiation" because we also adopted the custom of asking for candy with kids wearing costumes (tho' here we say "Pedir Calaverita" wich litterlally can be translated to "asking for little skulls"- wich refers to the little candy skulls, popular during this times).
So yeah, dress up and have fun. Don't let anybody ruin the day.
On a side note, I was speaking with my sister today about this today, and also it just dawned to me (is that how you say it?) that I'm really used to death. But not like, in the festive way of this times, but, every day, I see people dead in the newspapers and online. All the violence it's just normal here. I mean, I should know, I've been robbed a lot and even was victim of a "fast" kidnapp (secuestro express is called here, I don't know how it translates). I always try to tell that story in a funny way, even if that was a bit traumatizing, but maybe we mexicans remeber shit like that with humor to not be depressed all the time you know?
Also this happend, wich is really funny and sad during the Independence celebration last month news.vice.com/article/mexicos-…
... Anyway, I wanted to express my opinion. Happy festivites!