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La Raza says it's not ignoring Trayvon Martin case
cnn.com ^ | March 28, 2012

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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KEYWORDS: laraza; larazarick; perry; trayvon; trayvonmartin
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1 posted on 03/28/2012 5:49:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think La Raza is full of guano. (Rick Perry does not, but that is beside the point. He is an also ran at this point).

La Raza. What a joke.

2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:51:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (WISCONSIN Apr. 3: It is YOUR CHOICE: Romney as Nominee, or CONSERVATIVE Upset? Whatchya' Gonna' Do??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
""Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren't capable of bigotry or discrimination..."
3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not sure what happened to my #3. It somehow deleted my comment that her remark was pretty self-evident in the name, “La Raza.”


4 posted on 03/28/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren't capable of bigotry or discrimination..."

No; but being black is a Free Pass.

5 posted on 03/28/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Rick Perry does not

Yeah. Because he spoke to 'em.

What did he say when he spoke to 'em that you find so objectionable?

Hmmmm?

6 posted on 03/28/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 5:58:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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."

And the only time YOU care about a Latino is when the perp is white. So STFU.

8 posted on 03/28/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


9 posted on 03/28/2012 6:00:33 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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.
What’s Spanish for, “That’s the way to stay on the Democrat plantation, son?"

10 posted on 03/28/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush is right again.

Guess Lisa Navarrete wants people to think the guy is white.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 6:01:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Ever feel like we’re being ganged up on?


12 posted on 03/28/2012 6:02:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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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“We need to throw George Zimmerman under the bus in order to maintain our racist/socialist coalition.”

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“Sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omellette.”


13 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren’t capable of bigotry or discrimination,” Navarette said of Zimmerman’s ethnicity.
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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.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d say, to La Raza Zimmerman is a half-breed. They are confused as to whether or not to stand up for him.


15 posted on 03/28/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Sounds to me like La Raza is liberal/Democrat/Obama first and Hispanic 2nd.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.
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“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.”


17 posted on 03/28/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If George Zimmerman were in this country illegally the left would have declared him to be a hero for defending himself


18 posted on 03/28/2012 6:10:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, LaRaza says nothing of the bounty on the head of one of their own????? what good are they....that speaks volumes


19 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
What’s Spanish for, “That’s the way to stay on the Democrat plantation, son?"

"Esa es la manera de mantenerse en la plantación demócrata, hijo?"

20 posted on 03/28/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

La Raza Hates Hispanic Democrats!


21 posted on 03/28/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any organization that calls itself “The Race” is racist on its face, which makes sense because it started as a prison gang.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
La Raza Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the New Black Panther Party(TM).

"The only time he apparently cares about what happens to a Latino is when..."
Wow, Bill Clinton sent them a joke- an old joke.

23 posted on 03/28/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Unfortunately, being Hispanic does not mean that you aren't capable of bigotry or discrimination...

Thus says the leader of a group called "The Race".

24 posted on 03/28/2012 6:22:29 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Clara Lou

Have you noticed how they evade black on Latino crime, yet pretend to represent Latinos?


25 posted on 03/28/2012 6:23:54 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“I think La Raza is full of guano. (Rick Perry does not, but that is beside the point. He is an also ran at this point).”

What the hell does Perry have to do with anything? Any particular reason you brought that up? Rather sophomoric and childish to do so, IMHO.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Newt in 2012.)
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To: MissouriConservative
"All things are connected with all things throughout the universe, from the insect to the archangel; from the sand-grain to the mountain and the globe; from the dew-drop to the ocean; from the rain-drop to the rainbow; from the pebble on the shore to 'the sun that blazes in the firmament; from the zephyr that sings among the flowers of the field to the ocean that pours its wild bass in the great anthem of nature. Not only are all things connected with all things, but there is a concatenation of events, so that the character and effects of no one event can terminate in itself. As each event owes some portion of its nature to that which preceded it, so it imparts some of its nature to that which succeeds it, and thus perpetuates the blended good or evil of itself and its predecessors. The single event may thus live on in its influence along the line of all the ages, assuming new shapes, or if clothing itself in the drapery of new events, ever marching onward and upward in the continually growing affairs of time." -- John Lanahanm 1895
27 posted on 03/28/2012 6:28:29 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (WISCONSIN Apr. 3: It is YOUR CHOICE: Romney as Nominee, or CONSERVATIVE Upset? Whatchya' Gonna' Do??)
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To: stilloftyhenight

No, I hadn’t noticed it, but that would be because the most reportable type of crime is non-black on black.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They have to choose between a Hispanic man and a black kid.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 6:32:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Lisa Navarrete

30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:39:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Zimmerman is Puerto Rican, and la raza prolly couldn't care less...
31 posted on 03/28/2012 6:40:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
La Raza is in Obama's hip pocket.

From January 12, 2012:

20 Year La Raza leader named to top White House job

Snip: WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama today appointed a former nonprofit leader, Cecilia Muñoz, to be his director of the Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Muñoz is an immigration expert who worked for 20 years at the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy group, most recently as senior vice president of research, advocacy & legislation.  

32 posted on 03/28/2012 6:44:23 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kcvl

Looks like she wants people to think she’s a guy pretending to be a gal or the other way around.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: kcvl

A picture is worth a thousand words....


34 posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:40 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any excuse to go after Rush.
It was a caller to his show that brought up this issue, not him. He just repeated the question “Where’s La Raza?”
I’m sure Eva Longoria will be doing an infomercial on this any day now.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT by Fireone (Elect a patriot, elect Newt! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: kcvl

Looks like Rachel Maddow has a white-Hispanic half sibling.


36 posted on 03/28/2012 6:47:13 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Chode

OK, now. Which is it? First I read that Z. was Peruvian. Then I read yesterday that he was something else I couldn’t believe. Now, he’s Puerto Rican? He doesn’t look to be either one. He looks Mexican. (But looks can be deceiving.)


37 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:28 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: kcvl

I’m sorry, but for some reason I started laughing when I saw that photo.

Love the teal eye makeup.


38 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

George Zimmerman, meet Bottom Of Bus.


39 posted on 03/28/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Janet Murguia served as deputy campaign manager and director of constituency outreach for the Al Gore presidential campaign, 2000


40 posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Clara Lou
to tell the truth, after all the different reports i don't know what he is, other than he's supposedly not mexkin and as far as i know that's all they care about
41 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mark3681

So Zimmerman being half White and half Latino, which half of him shot Trayvon?

Ridiculous all around.


42 posted on 03/28/2012 7:06:49 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Chode

Zimmerman is Puerto Rican,...”

I thought his mother was Peruvian. Regardless, I would think someone with LaRaza would be having a hissy fit about anyone being called a white Hispanic or even Zimmerman being identified as any kind of a Hispanic - which I don’t think he really is.


43 posted on 03/28/2012 7:25:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Claro que si.

(of course)

And “N.O.W.” wasn’t ignoring Bill Clinton. Obviously.


44 posted on 03/28/2012 7:29:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: kcvl

Rahm has a brother?

Who knew?


45 posted on 03/28/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: kcvl

“Lisa Navarrete”

!Aye aye aye—freight train, meet dirt road!

Caramba, con amigos like La Raza, quien needs las enemas?

That was unkind. I take it back. But I’m still posting it.
Por que? Because I’m a dirty white (guerro) boy!

So didja hear that the Martins’ (Mr., Mrs. & his gal pal) attorney said that they are only renting Trayvon’s grave?

They expected Tray to need it for just three days .......

So where you from buddy? Florida? And you have a question?
Go ahead—shoot.

They’re showing some video now purporting to show George Zimmerman being escorted from the police cruiser to the police station, back when he was taken in for questioning.
The tele-reporter breathlessly informs us that there is “fresh controversy” due to there being no visible bruises or blood on him.
Of course the video is as grainy as 7-11 surveillance footage so that it is difficult to tell if it even is GZ, but anyway, even if he was cleaned up and you cannot really see his face, much less bruises, that’s the new information being fed to us by the Ministry of Truth (minitru) and presumably its MSM satellites as well.


46 posted on 03/28/2012 7:32:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Grams A
honestly Gram, after all the different reports i don't know what he is, other than he's supposedly not mexkin and as far as i know that's all they care about as i've never heard of them sticking up for any others.
47 posted on 03/28/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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.

Looks like someone didn't do their homework.

48 posted on 03/28/2012 8:15:00 PM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There you go, white hispanics. La Raza has just thrown you under the bus.
You're not real hispanics after all.
49 posted on 03/28/2012 8:21:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kcvl

50 posted on 03/28/2012 8:26:18 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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