Mexican-Americans dress up as ICE for 5 de Mayo, round up white folks wearing sombreros and ponchos. “If you’re this stupid, you shouldn’t be allowed to live in the U.S.”

Today Americans of all colors will set aside their differences to double tequila sales while devouring 81 million avocados. In Gozamos’ continued effort to “Take Back Cinco,” we’re commemorating the day with satiric headlines and dropping some much-needed knowledge about the battle’s real significance. Before you pick up that margarita, take a few minutes to learn how the holiday really came about and how it shaped Latino identity in the 1800s.

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