Do Not Party in This Manner: Houston Bar Does Stupid With 'Drink Like A Indian' Party
The Brewskis Pub and Patio, which is located between North Houston and Tomball, took a Thanksgiving-themed party this past weekend a little too far when they encouraged drinkers to come dressed as Native Americans and advertised the event with the slogan "Drink Like A (sic) Indian, Party Like A Pilgrim."
Photo from Brewskis Louetta I'm almost as offended by the grammar as I am by the concept.
First of all, what does that even mean?! Last time I checked, a pilgrim party was akin to staying late at church and reading an extra book of the Bible. And "drink like a Indian"? I just can't even with that grammar. I just can't.
But in all seriousness, what was Brewskis thinking? It's just not acceptable in this day and age (or any day and age) to mock a different race for your own drunken enjoyment. But it's not just the name of the party or the really poor choice of sexy indian costumes that has people upset.
Check out the "Indian names" the staff gave themselves.
"Eating Beaver"? Are you kidding?! Big Chief Knockers? Really, now?
Photo from Brewskis Louetta Really clever, guys. Bravo.
Not only is this offensive, it's not even that creative. And standing there in the stereotypical "How" pose (some of the photos were labeled "How.")? I thought we decided that pigeonholing an entire race based on antiquated notions of what its people are like was bad, oh, I don't know, like, back at the turn of the century.