NBC: “One of Philadelphia’s most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called “the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community.” The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.”
COLLEGE FIX, May 2014: “Every year across the nation, Pi Beta Phi sorority chapters host all-you-can-eat “Pi Phiesta” taco bar fundraisers at their respective campuses to raise money for charity. But that longstanding tradition, typically held around Cinco de Mayo, is in jeopardy. In the past few weeks, pressure from a handful of Latino students at two high-profile universities who complained the events are offensive prompted dramatic changes to two “Pi Phiesta” fundraisers. At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University…”
In terms of embracing different heritage, realize American students are being persecuted today for wearing/displaying their country’s flag.