La Raza, The Race, Racism….
Hopefully you remember last summer I broke this story on my personal blog when I did a little phone interview with the National Council on La Raza.
Now, Michelle Malkin’s got it in her column this week. Some highlights of the top 15 things you need to know about "the Race":
5. “The Race” gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), which the late GOP Rep. Charlie Norwood rightly characterized as “a radical racist group…[and] 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.”
4. “The Race” is currently leading a smear campaign against staunch immigration enforcement leaders and has called for TV and cable news netowrks to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves–in addition to pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes. The New York Times reported that current “Race” president Janet Murguia believes “hate speech” should “not be tolerated, even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights.”
Obama and McCain will both be speaking at the 40th Annual La Raza Convention in a pathetic attempt to court the Hispanic vote. Oh for shame that they turned to the most radical of radicals instead of pitching their ideas to normal Hispanics (who tend to lean conservative).