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La Raza translates in English to “The Race” and means that same thing in the Spanish in which it is stated. Though as used by the organization, “National Council of La Raza” or generally calling itself “La Raza” in the U.S., it is a Hispanic/Latino ethnic-supremacy umbrella organization for purposes of proliferating their “race” (actually, Hispanic and Latino are ethnicity, they are not races, but their organizational purpose is the same as racial-supremacy groups and perhaps that’s why they’re titled as they are, the perspectives are mutual).
From an article in HUMAN EVENTS from 2006, written soon after the nation-wide protest-riots in the U.S. for ethnic-supremacy purposes by Hispanics, with particular presence made by Mexican Nationals — either in the U.S. illegally or protesting on their behalf by those here otherwise — on and about their Hispanic ethnic-supremacy terms:
Exclusive: The Truth About ‘La Raza’
by Rep. Charlie Norwood, April 07, 2006
…the scene was recreated in numerous other cities around the country with substantial Mexican populations. Hordes of Mexican expatriates, many here illegally, were protesting the very U.S. immigration laws they were violating with impunity. They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S. dared to have immigration laws to begin with…
Radical ‘Reconquista’ Agenda
Behind the respectable front of the National Council of La Raza lies the real agenda of the La Raza movement, the agenda that led to those thousands of illegal immigrants in the streets of American cities, waving Mexican flags, brazenly defying our laws, and demanding concessions.
Key among the secondary organizations is the radical racist group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West.
One of America’s greatest strengths has always been taking in immigrants from cultures around the world, and assimilating them into our country as Americans. By being citizens of the U.S. we are Americans first, and only, in our national loyalties.
This is totally opposed by MEChA for the hordes of illegal immigrants pouring across our borders, to whom they say:
“Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we…should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot…Aztlan was the legendary homeland of the Aztecas … It became synonymous with the vast territories of the Southwest, brutally stolen from a Mexican people marginalized and betrayed by the hostile custodians of the Manifest Destiny.” (Statement on University of Oregon MEChA Website, Jan. 3, 2006)
MEChA isn’t at all shy about their goals, or their views of other races. Their founding principles are contained in these words in “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan” (The Spiritual Plan for Aztlan):
“In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. … Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. … We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.”
That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”
If these morally sickening MEChA quotes were coming from some fringe website, Americans could at least console themselves that it was just a small group of nuts behind it. Nearly every racial and ethnic group has some shady characters and positions in its past and some unbalanced individuals today claiming racial superiority and demanding separatism. But this is coming straight from the official MEChA sites at Georgetown University, the University of Texas, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and many other colleges and universities around the country.
MEChA was in fact reported to be one of the main organizers of those street demonstrations we witnessed over the past weeks. That helps explain why those hordes of illegal immigrants weren’t asking for amnesty — they were demanding an end to U.S. law, period. Unlike past waves of immigrants who sought to become responsible members of American society, these protesters reject American society altogether, because they have been taught that America rightfully belongs to them.
MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.
This plan is what is referred to as the “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S.
But it won’t end with territorial occupation and secession. The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of “Aztlan.”
As Miguel Perez of Cal State-Northridge’s MEChA chapter has been quoted as saying: “The ultimate ideology is the liberation of Aztlan. Communism would be closest [to it]. Once Aztlan is established, ethnic cleansing would commence: Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled — opposition groups would be quashed because you have to keep power.”
Members of these radical, anti-American, racist organizations are frequently smoothly polished into public respectability by the National Council of La Raza.
Former MEChA members include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was officially endorsed by La Raza for mayor and was awarded La Raza’s Graciela Olivarez Award. Now we know why he refuses to condemn a sea of foreign flags in his city. California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is also a former MEChA member. He delivered the keynote address at La Raza’s 2002 Annual Convention.
The National Council of La Raza and its allies in public office make no repudiation of the radical MEChA and its positions. In fact, as recently as 2003, La Raza was actively funding MEChA, according to federal tax records (— Continued).
And now U.S. President Barack Obama makes a speech courting this organization like a needy teenage girl at a gang-land rally:
“I need a dance partner,” Obama said, with more complaints about the limitations the U.S. Constitution — our nation’s governing structure defined therein — places on his wants that he conveniently refers to as sympathetic to the wants of La Raza and quite antagonistic to “Washington” or, more specifically, translating that to “the U.S.A.” and our Constitution. The a following statements are outrageously offensive from a U.S. President as is the “standing ovation” that the statements received by La Raza:
Speaking at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, Obama said passing immigration reform measures will require support from both sides of the aisle in Congress.
“Let’s be honest, I need a dance partner here, and the floor is empty,” he said.
Audience members greeted Obama with a standing ovation, and responded to his discussion of immigration reform by chanting, “Yes you can, yes you can.”
“I need you to keep building a movement for change outside of Washington, one they can’t stop, one that’s greater than this community,” Obama told them. (– Continued).
This isn’t a U.S. President — Barack Obama and his relationships with stridently anti-American organizations and individuals that stems his lifetime (parents, grandparents, friends, associations, memberships, his “mentor” Frank Davis, and much more, all of these Communist/Marxist, anti-US/Capitalism beliefs, ideologies and behaviors with reference, particularly, to the likes of Bill Ayers).
And this isn’t an American organization — National Council of La Raza, whose current Director exclaims to the U.S.A.:
…During the past two weeks’ debt-limit debate, La Raza has opposed changes to government-run health programs for low-income families, urging lawmakers to “keep their hands off the Medicaid.”
“Never has it been so clear that the health and welfare of Latinos is at stake,” one breaking alert from La Raza warned. “Last-minute budget negotiations continue to keep Medicaid cuts on the table, keeping the insurance of Latinos and millions of other Americans on a lifeline” (— Continued).
U.S. taxpayers and citizens don’t vote to pay for Medicaid for “Latinos” but for the needy. It’s not a program intended for any one race or ethnicity nor privileged to be maintained for any one race or ethnicity. Medicaid is funded by all taxpayers to assist in the needs of the very poor in our nation. The poor of all ethnicities, all races and without segregation by their DNA but by their financial circumstances.
So a Hispanic ethnic-supremacy organization warning U.S. taxpayers to not reduce Medicaid “to Latinos” as if “Latinos” somehow own the program and the funds of others, well, this is utterly offensive language by La Raza as is their presumption upon U.S. taxpayer-funded assistance and disrespect for the nation’s population who are “not Latinos”.
Perhaps it is La Raza who should “keep their hands off” U.S. taxpayer resources. And the geography of the United States of America.
The harms, the wrongs, the damages they and others like them — ethnic and racial supremacists — accomplish is the mingling of concepts that results in ethnic, racial, national and socio-political generalizations, negative stereotypes such as the lie that to oppose La Raza and any other ethnic/racial supremacy organization is to oppose the ethnicity or race associated. When, in fact, it is the ethnic or racial supremacy beliefs and behaviors by some — of any ethnicity or race — that most Americans oppose.
La Raza and apparently also Barack Obama with his appeals to such an organization certainly don’t bespeak of association with the U.S.A. but with some anti-American and quite ugly processes. It is they who demean themselves if not the very ethncities and races they use to ridicule the U.S.A. and it’s generous population comprised of just about every race and ethnicity imaginable, most of which don’t wear our race and/or ethnicity on our heads like helmets…nor use our race or ethnicity as a weapon against others.
La Raza: Carrying Obama’s Agua
– by Rob Bluey on The Daily Caller, July 25, 2011
Blaming Republicans, Obama tries to rally Hispanic support
– by Kara Rowland at The Washington Times, July 25, 2011
Obama: ‘I need a dance partner’ on immigration reform
– by Catherine E. Shoichet at CNN, July 25, 2011
Exclusive: The Truth About ‘La Raza’
by Rep. Charlie Norwood, April 07, 2006
EARLIER POST/RELATED :
RACIST ORGANIZATIONS, NAACP & LA RAZA, ATTACK TEA PARTY MOVEMENT FOR ALLEGED “RACISM”
– from this site, July 12, 2010