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Old 05-28-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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The OP appears to be confused - here's a link about NCLR from Wikipedia.

National Council of La Raza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's the National Council of La Raza's website:

National Council of La Raza

La Raza Unida's website appears to want you to install something, and I'm not willing to do that, so I'm not linking it.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Would it be okay for a Supreme Court nominee who was a white man, who was very vocal and proud of being a white man, to belong to an organization who's sole purpose was to promote white policies and referred to themselves as "The Race?"
Well, as we have seen that's not the name of the group which the judge belongs to, so your question is irrelevant.

The Sioux call themselves "The Human Beings". Let's face it, most of the 'white promotion' groups are actually white supremacists, trying to keep those dark folks down. Remember the 'White Citizen's Council'?

If a white man belongs to Knights of Columbus, few would complain. Wasn't JFK a member?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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and the concept of LA raza is not even understood by you guys.

tell me where this concept comes from?

can you?
Oh, from my time at a univ in the SW. La Raza was quite the organization! Racist, pathetic idiots who hate white people.

Mz Soto having ANYTHING to do with that racist group is a no-go.

Oh, and her compelling story? Not so much.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: South Side
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The group to which the judge belongs responds:

National Council of La Raza: Viewpoints (http://www.nclr.org/content/viewpoints/detail/42500/ - broken link)

Or are folks not interested in accurate investigation?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Reeds Spring, MO
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Accurate by whose standards Manigault?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NYC area
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Would it be okay for a Supreme Court nominee who was a white man, who was very vocal and proud of being a white man, to belong to an organization who's sole purpose was to promote white policies and referred to themselves as "The Race?"
Hugo Black was a member of the KKK. James McReynolds was an avowed and outspoken racist, anti-semite and misogynist. And for what it's worth, Judge Sotomayor isn't "very vocal" about her race. It is the conservatives who are very vocal about both her race and gender -- simply by asking whether one's gender or race would influence one's decisions, they treat being female and non-white as some kind of a debilitating medical condition. Can you imagine wondering whether a white male nominee would be a competent judge in spite of his gender and race? I can't -- and such a question was never raised about any white, male Supreme Court justice (white males being the overwhelming majority of the Supreme Court justices). Right, because white males are perceived to have neither race nor gender -- they are simply the default, even though in reality, their experiences (many of which are the function of their gender and race) influence their decisions every day. As for pride: Sotomayor is very proud of having risen so high from such humble origins and at a time when being non-white imposed significant social and professional disabilities, which isn't at all the same as being "very proud" of being a particular race -- but I wouldn't expect a conservative to appreciate nuance, anyway.

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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I guess all the whiney NeoConfuseds will continue to conveniently ignore the FACT (no surprise there ) that Sotomayor's career on the bench was started by a Bush.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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La Raza is a VERY racist organization! Sonia Sotomayor would fit right in. There is one plus about her. She is against abortion. It might be a good thing to have another supreme court judge that is PRO LIFE.


kos sums all you tightie righties juuuuuuuust right!

Daily Kos: UPDATE: Forays Into Freeperville - The Sonia Sotomayor Edition

I guess "member of La Raza" is the new "card carrying member of the ACLU" ... yawn ... get lives, all of you.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Default Sonia Sotomayor 'La Raza member'

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As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a "racist," Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that's promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police.

Meaning "the Race," La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America.

The NCLR is applauding the Obama for his selection of Sotomayor.

"Today is a monumental day for Latinos. Finally, we see ourselves represented on the highest court in the land," said Janet Murguia, NCLR's president and CEO.

As WND previously reported, La Raza was condemned in 2007 by former U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., as a radical "pro-illegal immigration lobbying organization that supports racist groups calling for the secession of the western United States as a Hispanic-only homeland."

Norwood urged La Raza to renounce its support of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan which sees "the Race" as part of an ethnic group that one day will reclaim Aztlan, the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs. In Chicano folklore, Aztlan includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.
Sonia Sotomayor 'La Raza member'


La Raza (NCLR) even established a school, which they aptly named Aztlan Academy.

National Council of La Raza: NCLR Affiliates (http://www.nclr.org/content/affiliates/detail/964/ - broken link)
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Accurate by whose standards Manigault?
There appear to be many groups called La Raza and to be some inexactitude on this thread about which group counts the judge as a member.

So, accurate by any standard.
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