“In reality, ethnic advocacy groups such as . . . the National Council of La Raza . . . are genuinely about advancing the interests of the ethnic groups they represent, and are not even remotely hate groups . . . Nor do they engage in political agendas aimed at attacking the interests of other racial groups.” – David Neiwet, Southern Poverty Law Center 12/5/14
Fact Check: The SPLC is a radical-left neo-communist organization which specializes in smearing organizations that advocate immigration law enforcement. Typically it refers to them as racist “hate groups.” Simultaneously it praises organizations like the National Council of La Raza which do everything in their power to prevent effective enforcement of our immigration laws. The SPLC and other radical left groups promote mass immigration, legal and illegal, as a means to destabilize American society. With that goal accomplished, they can move to impose their radical agendas. Author William Hawkins documents this strategy in his book Importing Revolution.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a Latino supremacist organization, as its very name “La Raza” — the Race — suggests. Its leaders counter that La Raza really means “the community” and, in the words of its president, Janet Murguia, the organization aims to “create opportunities for everyone.”
NCLR’s translation finds scant support in any reputable English-Spanish dictionary. Collins Spanish Dictionary defines it as “race, breed, strain, stock.” Indeed the term “La Raza” among Hispanic activists has long had connotations of racial superiority, an outlook derived from the writings of Mexican intellectual Jose Vasconceloss.
On its website, NCLR speaks of promoting opportunities, not for everyone, but for ”Hispanic Americans.” Most commonly, however, it works to help Hispanic foreigners break American immigration laws, in order to build a Hispanic power bloc in this country—a power bloc which will exercise its clout at the expense of law-abiding Americans of other races. Unequal enforcement of laws to benefit one group over others is the essence of supremacism.
Nevertheless, many Hispanic citizens as well suffer from NCLR’s activities. Among them are low-income working people who suffer wage suppression due to competition from illegal aliens. Also there are many Hispanic Americans who oppose a broken system of immigration law enforcement for patriotic reasons. NCLR certainly doesn’t speak for them.
NCLR receives substantial funding from foundations, corporations, and the U.S. taxpayer in the form of government grants. To keep this money flowing as it pushes its agenda, NCLR needs to maintain a public image of respectability. To that end it poses as a “civil rights” organization and refrains from the kinds of racial invective and insults commonly associated with supremacists.
Nevertheless, NCLR sometimes lets its real inclinations show through in its support of Hispanic radicals. On at least one occasion it gave funds to a chapter of MEChA, an organization that promotes Aztlan, a Hispanic homeland to be created by detaching our southwestern states from the U.S. NCLR also supports a network of charter schools, a number of which promote anti-American sentiments and racial antagonism.
Like the Southern Poverty Law Center, NCLR deflects attention away from its motives and agenda by shrill accusations of “hate” against its opponents. They’re not supposed to notice that NCLR—as a promoter of illegal immigration—hates our country’s rule of law and its sovereignty.