I can't begin to tell you how sick I am of people changing the ILLEGAL debate into some anti-Latino movement. And I can't tell you how sick I am of blogging about it...
"...The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group says it must come up with a strategy to combat "a wave of hate" its leaders say came from talk radio's efforts to sink the Senate's immigration bill.
"That had an extraordinary impact in the Senate, and as a nation, I don't think we should be comfortable with the fact that the United States Senate responded to what was largely a wave of hate," Cecilia Munoz, the National Council of La Raza's senior vice president for research, advocacy and legislation, told The Washington Times after meeting with NCLR affiliates to talk about a new strategy.
Stung by the collapse of the immigration bill in the Senate last month, NCLR leaders and members at the group's annual convention in Miami Beach, which began yesterday, say they will have to start a campaign to register and mobilize voters, to warn against crossing the line in the debate and to force lawmakers to take a clear stand on what they are willing to tolerate..." (source)
Now, they know full well that groups like The Minute Men and the like are not quarrelling over LEGAL immigration. Nor do they have a hatred for Mexicans (there are American-Mexican Minute Men)--the quarrel is with the CRIME and the subsequent problems the initial crime creates. And if we want to talk about racism, maybe we should start with the name of this advocacy group: La Raza. Translation "The Race". Ahem.