Cinco de Mayo, Slavery and Mexico's Influence in America

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Modern-Day Controversy

While some revel in the spirit of celebration, critics have argued that Cinco de Mayo's once rich foundation has been watered down to unrecognizable standards. “To others this holiday is viewed as a joke because they feel it’s their culture that is being appropriated and exploited," Jody Agius Vallejo, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California, told the Atlanta Black Star. (Photo: Susana Gonzalez/Newsmakers)