Cultural Correctness (or Incorrectness)

As suggested by the commonly offered product in Mexican grocery stores pictured below, “cultural correctness” varies greatly between cultures.  What one culture may find offensive, another culture finds the same thing as humorous or simply “normal.”  There are probably many examples of American culture that is greatly offensive to the Mexican culture and vice versa.  Understanding that this is the case and that generally speaking, these differences are not meant to intentionally offend is an important part of accepting the diversity of cultures around the world, and especially our neighboring cultures.

I’ve never actually tasted a “Negrito.”  I’m told it’s a hot dog bun covered in chocolate.  It may also have a chocolate filling.  They don’t look appetizing to me nor does it sound appetizing.  I think you can see where this product, in both name and packaging, would be ill-advised for the American market and its cultural sensitivities.  
I don’t know what you think of these, but maybe we’ll just have to taste them to find out!  (I hope not!)

About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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1 Response to Cultural Correctness (or Incorrectness)

  1. K & E says:

    i just ordered a whole case!! I'm starting a new home business selling them on ebay!!!


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