Skip to comments.La Raza says it's not ignoring Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 03/28/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNN) -- The National Council of La Raza responded to accusations on Wednesday by critics such as conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh that the civil rights organization has not been vocal enough during the Trayvon Martin controversy.
"We really regret people trying to use this to divide blacks and Latinos," said Lisa Navarrete, a spokeswoman for La Raza. "It's disturbing to us that Rush Limbaugh has this theory. The only time he apparently cares about what happens to a Latino is when they may have happened to kill a young African-American man."
In response to a caller on his radio program on Tuesday, Limbaugh suggested La Raza, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has not stood behind Zimmerman after it was publicized that he identified himself as Hispanic.
"You know, that's an interesting point," Limbaugh said in response to his caller. "You're right. I haven't heard a word from La Raza about this."
Limbaugh went on to criticize the group's president, Janet Murguia, for not referencing Zimmerman as Hispanic in her sole commentary on the Trayvon Martin incident, which was released on March 22.
"The fact that George Zimmerman is Latino is irrelevant to his actions," Navarette, who is an adviser to Murguia, said in response to the criticism. "Personally that's the media's fault. Everything has to fit into a narrative and a paradigm. Initially it was a white guy who shot a black kid. Now they've split the difference," she said.
"Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren't capable of bigotry or discrimination," Navarette said of Zimmerman's ethnicity. "It does not condone or preclude him from having acted in a discriminatory manner."
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La Raza. What a joke.
Not sure what happened to my #3. It somehow deleted my comment that her remark was pretty self-evident in the name, “La Raza.”
No; but being black is a Free Pass.
Yeah. Because he spoke to 'em.
What did he say when he spoke to 'em that you find so objectionable?
It’s funny really how La Raza is taking such deep umbrage at Rush Limbaugh, who supposedly is listened to by almost no black or Hispanic people.
Is Rush trying to split them up, of course not. But he’s highlighting the usual liberal hypocrisy for the edification and amusement of his conservative audience. If that splits them up then their houses truly were houses of cards.
And the only time YOU care about a Latino is when the perp is white. So STFU.
LOL! What a world we live in! A black teenager is shot to death by a “white Hispanic.” In response, La Raza, a Hispanic leftie group, sees fit to attack a white guy (Rush).
I keep having thoughts about selling my house and moving to Belice. Why?
"The fact that George Zimmerman is Latino is irrelevant to his actions," Navarette, who is an adviser to Murguia, said in response to the criticism.Whats Spanish for, Thats the way to stay on the Democrat plantation, son?"
Rush is right again.
Guess Lisa Navarrete wants people to think the guy is white.
Ever feel like we’re being ganged up on?
“Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren’t capable of bigotry or discrimination,” Navarette said of Zimmerman’s ethnicity. “It does not condone or preclude him from having acted in a discriminatory manner.”
“We need to throw George Zimmerman under the bus in order to maintain our racist/socialist coalition.”
“Sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omellette.”
“Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren’t capable of bigotry or discrimination,” Navarette said of Zimmerman’s ethnicity.
That’s obvious. When blacks and latinos join organizations such as the black panthers and la raza, it is crystal clear just how racist they are.
I’d say, to La Raza Zimmerman is a half-breed. They are confused as to whether or not to stand up for him.
Sounds to me like La Raza is liberal/Democrat/Obama first and Hispanic 2nd.
Reuben’s squeeze and La Raza are tossing Jorge under the bus-o.
“The Department of Justice is sending a message to the Martin family and to communities of color that our children’s lives have value and deserve equal protection under the law,” said Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, D-Texas, leader of the caucus.
“We’re very supportive of accountability,” Navarette added. “There’s no question that there’s a lot more to this than the police initially thought.”
If George Zimmerman were in this country illegally the left would have declared him to be a hero for defending himself
Wow, LaRaza says nothing of the bounty on the head of one of their own????? what good are they....that speaks volumes
"Esa es la manera de mantenerse en la plantación demócrata, hijo?"
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