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Dear White People: You Want Our Culture But You Don't Want Us - Stop Colonizing The Day Of The Dead

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This thoughtful 2014 OpEd by Aya de Leon has even greater applicability in light of recent while, male, presidential candidates' attacks on immigrants and Latinos/Latinas. 'Dear White People (or should I say Queridos Gringos/Gabachos), Let me begin by saying it is completely natural that you would find yourself attracted to The Day of The Dead. This indigenous holiday from Mexico celebrates the loving connection between the living and our departed loved ones that is so deeply missing in Western culture.'


Day of the Dead Altar, California, 2009.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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