Skip to comments.Leftist Group La Raza Demands Congress Sign ‘Pledge for Respect’ for Latinos (not for US laws)
Posted on 03/24/2011 9:14:07 AM PDT by Liz
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a leftist Latino rights group, is launching a campaign to get members of Congress to sign a pledge opposing irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric toward Latinos, reinforcing Hispanics as an integral part of the fabric of America, and vowing to denounce politicians who dehumanize and scapegoat Latinos.
(VIDEOAT WEB SITE Watch video of La Raza protesters screaming Nazi and racist at the Arizona attorney general.)
Besides affirming the importance of Hispanics, the document, part of the Pledge for Respect campaign, also includes a clause that members of Congress will meet with advocates and leaders from the Hispanic nonprofit and business communities to hear a Latino perspective on the issues and to find areas of common ground based on our shared values and interests.
In order to sell the pledge, NCLR hired the Latin funk group Ozomatli to create a PSA-style YouTube video. In it, the group uses scare tactics to make it some some wacky campaign ideas are mainstream political thought. The ad begins, Microchips implanted in undocumented immigrants? Landmines on the border? Those are some of the outrageous things that candidates for public office were calling for during the last election. Others used stereotypical and menacing images of Latinos in their campaign ads.
The group is right that one candidate in Iowa called for illegal aliens to be microchiped while another flippantly mentioned putting land mines on the border. But neither were elected last fall.
Unfortunately, it hasnt stopped, the group says, however, before accusing politicians of fashioning extreme, draconian proposals against the immigrant and Latino communities: The videos website concludes: Its time to tell Congress that we wont stand for this anymore. We need to know who is with us and who is against us!
As a side note, Ozomatli has been sent on U.S.-sponsored, taxpayer-funded diplomatic trips, and La Raza sponsored the far-left One Nation rally in Washington, D.C. last fall. In general, the pledge seems odd. The demands the NCLR makes are nothing more than what members of Congress are already expected to do with all citizens.
But the pledge also has the feeling of a catch 22: if a member of congress signs it, then it appears he is aligning himself with the NCLR and vowing to give it his ear; but if he doesnt sign it, he will most likely be demonized by the group and decried as someone exploiting xenophobia for political gain. Its a lose-lose. Unless youre La Raza.
Latin funk group Ozomatli.
One day a man came to Town Hall and offered the Mayor a proposition. I will rid your beautiful town of its plague of pigeons without cost to the city. But, you must promise not to ask me any questions or you can pay me ten million dollars and ask me only one question. The Mayor considered the offer briefly, and accepted the free proposition.
The next day the man showed up carrying a small box, and then climbed to the top of Town Hall and opened the small box, releasing a blue pigeon. The blue pigeon circled in the air and flew up into the bright sky. All the pigeons in the town saw the blue pigeon circling above, and flew up to follow him. Without any notice, the blue pigeon headed south out of town, with all the other pigeons following.
Three days later, the blue pigeon returned all alone, with no other pigeons following. To the astonishment of the townspeople and the Mayor, the man and the blue pigeon had performed a wonderful and miraculous feat to rid the town of the plague of pigeons. Even though the man with the blue pigeon had charged nothing, the Mayor decided to pay the ten million dollars just to ask ONE question. The man accepted the money and told the Mayor to ask his question.
The Mayor asked: Got a blue Latino?
La Raza can KMA.
La Raza = Islam
As usual, this article conflates Americans of latin descent with ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Americans of latin descent have contributed greatly to this country. But ILLEGAL ALIENS are an entirely different story. They come here to take everything they can, and they do.
Let’s carefully target the problem population - ILLEGALS - while honoring and respecting our citizens. The problem is not Americans named Jose Gonzales, it’s ILLEGALS named Jose Gonzalez.
Read my middle finger, la raza.
May as well get this war on now, rather than later.
I am in full support of a solution that begins with the words “Front towards enemy”.
British, French and German leaders just declared Multiculturalism a gigantic failure.
But Barry Soetoro may just revive it in time for our total destruction!
Microchips implanted in undocumented immigrants? Landmines on the border?”
Great ideas... let’s get ‘er done.
Your little “First Amendment” doesn’t apply to us!
La Raza has a phony premise.
The descendants of the very few Mexican citizens that were in AZ 150 years and did not choose to go over the border back into Mexico at any point in the last 150 years can claim they were here first. The ones that stayed in Mexico have NO claim. Any illegals sneaking in now have ZERO claim. The United States won it 150 years ago. Mexico had AZ for only about 25 years and there were only around 10,000 in the southwest when we won the war against Mexico.
The United States was very generous when we won against Mexico. Mexico started the war. We won and couldve taken the entire country fair and square as the spoils of war.
If LaRaza keep flapping their gums we could implement the Reconquisadoracion of Mexico.
We charge Mexico for the land that they have now. Sell all their valuable assets, as the Soviet Union did when they took over Eastern Europe, charge Mexico for ALL the social services that we have squandered on illegal aliens including hospital visits.
Charge Mexico for all the lost wages and unemployment paid to legal Americans over the decades because the illegal aliens took their jobs and made everyones pay in the US lower by having a much too large pool of labor.
Put all the illegal aliens into Belize and Guatemala, because it is a very small border to protect, and pay those countries a few billion dollars out of what we make on the sale of the assets of Mexico to send every citizen of Mexico into their country since legally ALL of Mexico should, by rights, belong to the USA.
1. Respect has to be earned.
2. How long before it’s against the law to criticize, offend or insult a “Latino” in any way? Make no mistake about it. It’s coming.
Mmmmmmmm.....would be nice to do that.....
Except for the fact that Latinos of all stripes, legal and illegal, are expected to pledge allegiance to their home countries.
When push comes to shove, the Third World hangs together.
find areas of common ground based on our shared values and interests.
As a real immigrant I have no “shared values and interests. with illegal aliens...
I have no shared values and interests. with illegal aliens......especially the ones who want to kill, rape, behead us, drug US teens, and start a war to takeover the US.