Judicial Watch • Publicly Funded La Raza Group Expands

Publicly Funded La Raza Group Expands

Publicly Funded La Raza Group Expands

MARCH 15, 2011

The influential Mexican La Raza group that’s received millions of federal tax dollars to promote its leftist, open-borders agenda has added several new branches to its growing network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.Among them is yet another public “charter” school that pushes a radical Chicano movement, known as “reconquista,” with a custom-designed curriculum financed byU.S. taxpayers. The plan is to conquer the American southwest, return it to Mexicoand perform ethnic cleansing of Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians.The politically-connected, Washington D.C. group National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has helped further this agenda by expanding its operations nationwide with the generous help of Uncle Sam. This month the NCLR, which describes itself as the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, announced the addition of seven affiliates to its network of 300 “community groups.” The new chapters are located in different parts of the country, includingMinnesota, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and Colorado.Among them is a publicly-funded high school (“El Colegio”or The School) inMinneapolis with an innovative curriculum that focuses on ethnicity. “El Colegio” describes itself as a “Latino-focused” school that integrates experimental-based teaching strategies using Chicano, Mexican and Latino cultures and traditions. This month it became an official affiliate of the NCLR, which helps operate similar schools in other parts of the country.Judicial Watch exposed this La Raza movement in American public education a few years ago in a special report focusing on a Southern California elementary school that specializes in bashing the U.S. and promoting the Chicano movement. That NCLR-backed school (Academias Semillas Del Pueblo) is a training ground for the Mexican reconquista agenda and is run by a Calexico-educated activist (Marcos Aguilar) who opposes racial integration and says Mexicans in the U.S. don’t want to attend white schools or drink from white water fountains.It may seem baffling that American tax dollars are wasted on such causes, but the explanation is rather simple. The NCLR is powerful and politically connected with leaders regularly attending congressional hearings and White House meetings. The group, which endorsed and campaigned for Obama in 2008, is also tight with the administration.In fact, fact the president violated his own lobbyist ban to hire one of the NCLR’s top officials (Cecilia Munoz) as director of intergovernmental affairs. Munoz supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels and was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles before Obama issued an “ethics waiver” to make her part of his administration.Obama’s first Supreme Court appointee, Sonia Sotomayor, was also a member of the NCLR and the group was quick to thank the president for the “historic appointment,” which it called a “monumental day for Latinos.” No wonder, in its latest press release announcing new affiliates the NCLR points out that its “impact continues to grow on a daily basis.”

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