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What Is The Truth About La Raza? | Missouri Political News Service

What Is The Truth About La Raza?

September 4th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Jay Nixon pictured with Bernardo Ramirez, former deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza. Ramirez is currently a board member for the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation in Kansas City.

Several readers have commented that we have it all wrong regarding La Raza, Mecha, and their nationalist desire for a fictional homeland in the Southwest United States called Aztland. They passionately claim the organization’s only mission is to “improve the quality of life for Latinos.” The truth of the matter is La Raza’s mission has also been to advocate for the total disregard of the United States’ sovereignty. Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, was in Kansas City last week. Murguia was not pleased with Gov. Blunt’s new initiative to have the higway patrol check the citizenship status of those they have arrested.

From Immigration Watch International:

“Latino leaders have long seen the warning signs, but now they are impossible to ignore, Murguia said at a talk Thursday to Hispanic community members at the Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez. She said the failure of efforts to pass bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform has led to local laws that imperil the rights of Hispanics [Only law-breaking Hispanics] A directive issued by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is an example, she said. Blunt ordered the Missouri Highway Patrol to check the immigration status of anyone who is arrested and in some cases, only stopped.

“It’s a dark moment in our history,” Murguia said of the current wave of anti-immigration sentiment. “We are in real trouble. This is not just a political debate anymore,” she said to an audience of more than 35 people. “It’s now getting personal.” Murguia asked concerned citizens to join forces with her to “strategically combat” these anti-immigration forces.”

Below is a video tip we recently received from a reader that chronicles “La Raza” and “Aztland.” Before our critics call us racists, xenophobes, and nativists, remember these are the La Raza activists in their own words.

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  • 1 Dad // Sep 5, 2007 at 5:58 am

    It certainly IS racist to imply that everyone who supports the basic mission of this group, and who refuses to forget that immigrants, even though awful nasty ones with brown skin, are HUMAN BEINGS, supports the most radical view that anyone from this group ever stated with a TV camera in the room.
    This isn’t “the truth about La Raza” nor is it remotely relevent to Jay Nixon. It’s just a cheap attempt to stir up racist fear of Hispanics, and any politician who refuses to treat them like roaches to be stomped and sprayed out of “our” country.
    The quote isn’t from Ramirez, isn’t from Nixon, and wasn’t refuted or criticized at all…it’s mere presence is supposed to stir us ALL up the way it does “immigration watchdogs” aka racist thugs. We’re supposed to hear “The Latinos are coming” and go “Oh, GOD, how HORRIBLE!!”
    And it’s no different from those who hated my Irish immigrant ancestors 100 years ago. Not one bit.

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