June 7, 2016
Do you know what La Raza is? I chose two liberal sources to define La Raza and to tell about Judge Curiel and his connection to it. Notice – what does La Raza mean in Spanish?
Here’s the Wikipedia entry for La Raza:
“The Spanish term La Raza translates as “the Race“, Spanish raza having the meaning of “race, ethnicity; breed, strain, lineage”. The term expresses ethnic or racial pride, and is used with somewhat different shades of meaning in Spain and in Hispanic America.
In Spain, raza denotes specifically Spanish or European Christian (Roman Catholic) heritage. Francisco Franco wrote a novel under the pen name “Jaime de Andrade” which was turned into the film Raza of 1944. The film celebrates ideally Spanish national qualities, exemplifies this usage.
In Latin America, la raza may emphasize Native American heritage, or it may express Latino (Hispanic) identity (La Raza being short for La Raza Hispánica). Día de la Raza marks the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America. The National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group in the United States of America, uses the term.” END OF ENTRY.
Check out La Raza in Google Images – the images are generally violent and blatantly racist – well, the name means “The Race” so I suppose they’re racists, aren’t they?
Here’s an entry from another liberal source: Reuters. This was a very snarky article, basically making fun of Donald Trump and other conservatives getting “mixed up” between two very different groups (allegedly) that use La Raza to identify themselves:
Which ‘La Raza’? Trump comments cause confusion over group’s role
By Emily Flitter
June 6, 2016 (Reuters)
… As evidence of what they say is Curiel’s bias, Trump and some of his supporters have pointed to the judge’s membership in La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, a local group for Hispanic lawyers that is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Some Trump supporters have incorrectly linked La Raza Lawyers to the National Council of La Raza, a 50-year-old civil rights group that has been strongly critical of Trump’s proposals on immigration, as well as his idea to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
The NCLR’s non-profit designation bars it from engaging in political campaigns, and the group’s website describes it as a “nonpartisan voice for Latinos.”
A conservative blog, GotNews.com, first noted Curiel’s membership in the lawyer’s group, which it identified simply as “La Raza,” on May 31. A day later, another conservative website, The Daily Caller, made a link to the NCLR.
After the NCLR was first named, Trump fans on Twitter began attacking it. “Judge #TrumpHater #GonzaloCuriel is a member of the #TERRORIST group #LaRazza #BANLaRazza #GonzaloCuriel #RESIGN,” wrote a user @WillysBaldSpot, whose profile describes her as a Trump supporter. … END OF TRANSMISSION…
OK – back to my voice. Let’s try this for instance –
Let’s suppose back in the ‘70’s, Japanese pop star Kyu Sakamoto wanted to start a law firm with former Red’s slugger Ted Kluszewski with author Tom Clancy. They decide to call their law firm: “Kyu, Klusz, Clancy” – or, spelling the author’s name with a K to keep things consistent, “Kyu, Klusz, Klan LLC.” Now – even though that could have been possible, do you think it would be good for this law firm to call themselves that? No – of course not! There are plenty of other ways to name their firm. That name is too close (obviously) to a well-known racist organization that West Virginia DEMOCRAT Senator Robert Byrd was once a recruiter for. This law firm wouldn’t want that association, so they wouldn’t do that.
How about the law firm of four lawyers named Nelson, Anderson, Zimmerman, and Iannelli. Would it be smart to call themselves by those initials: the NAZI, LLC? Would they really want to connect themselves with the notoriously racist National Socialist Party of Adolf Hitler? Not at all!
Suppose Iannelli got into a group with two other lawyers named Romano and Napoli, calling themselves “La Cosa Nostra. LLC” and advertised themselves as only dealing with Italian-American clients. It just means “Our thing” in Sicilian. What’s the problem? Oh – no, they’re not the MAFIA! Why would you think that?
These examples are meant to be ludicrous. But why, then, is it racist to question the association of a judge in a lawyer’s group that shares its name with a violent, racist group? Are we supposed to make these distinctions: like “Oh! I see! Tony Iannelli’s not in the Mafia; their lawyer’s group just took a well-known Sicilian phrase so that the people who came to them for help would know that “our thing” is to help them get good legal services. You know – one Italian to another…”
Yeah – that WOULD be racist if I said that.
I mean – if I wanted legal help out in San Diego, could I go to La Raza Lawyers for help? I guess they would take my money if I paid them, but… why does such an organization EXIST in the first place? I would assume to give free legal services to Mexican Americans only, right? Or – maybe other Spanish speaking people (although they aren’t all Mexicans – and La Raza, I thought was specifically the “Mexican race”?
This is getting awfully confusing – welcome to the “Liberal World of Logic” or the lack thereof.
Hey – wait a minute – La Raza AGREES with my definition of “race”, not the typical definition of race that’s put out there. I say a “race” is a group of people who have descended from a particular person or group of people. It is synonymous with the term “ethnic group”. So, properly, Mexican people ethnically constitute a “race” because they are descended from the Spaniard Conquistadors who conquered the native races (like the Aztecs and the Mayans) and, for the most part, genetically mixed with the Europeans from Spain to become most of the Mexicans of today. They are not descended (mostly) from Africans; they are not generally descended from Italians or Poles. The native peoples, like the Aztecs, are said to be descended from people who came across the Bering Strait from East Asia – doesn’t that make them members of the “Yellow” race?
Help1 I’m confused again! So – Mexicans are “White” AND “Yellow” – are they the “Cream” race, then? Or does “Yellow” trump “White” like it does in so many African Americans who consider themselves of the “Black” race, even if they have many “White” ancestors? What? Huh?
Yes – liberal thinking about “race” is meant to confuse us. It is also meant, especially, to divide us. That’s ultimately the goal of Satan and his minions – to divide us into groups so that we end up fighting each other instead of them.
It’s one of the most critical verses to understand how Abba Father sees us. In Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And in Colossians 3: 11 – Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
If you know Him – Jesus, Yeshua ha Mashiach – you are one with all your fellow believers. There are no separations in Him. If you don’t know the Savior, you can. He said to ALL of us, “Repent and believe the gospel.” Agree with the law of Yahweh that you are a sinner, as we all are, and believe that you will receive his free gift of salvation by accepting His death on your behalf. Then you can be one with Him – and all of us who are His followers.