"Hispanics will help build future of U.S."
From a KC Star report on the 'Latino Civil Rights Summit 2004':
Jose Angel Gutierrez, a Dallas lawyer and author, said it best as Friday's luncheon speaker: "We are the future of America. Unlike any prior generation, we now have a critical mass. We're going to Latinize this country..."
Gutierrez said people from Mexico, Central and South America are not immigrating to the United States. They are simply migrating because this land had been theirs. Spain had held it, and before that it had belonged to the indigenous people. Hispanics should never put up with others telling them to go back where they came from. "You don't have to apologize to anybody," Gutierrez said...
Do you think the author of the piece, Lewis Diuguid, did a little googling before writing this? Remember, Diuguid is a member of the KC Star's Editorial Board, so he probably should do his research. If he had, he would have found these earlier quotes from Mr. Gutierrez:
The border remains a military zone. We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we're a new Mestizo nation. And they want us to discuss civil rights. Civil rights. What law made by white men to oppress all of us of color, female and male. This is our homeland. We cannot - we will not- and we must not be made illegal in our own homeland. We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.
And, this classic:
"We have an aging white America. . . . They are dying. . . . They are ******** in their pants with fear! I love it!" "We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him."
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