Is the National Council of La Raza a mainstream group?
The National Council of La Raza is considered a mainstream group despite their name literally - and in effect - meaning National Council of The Race. Their spokesmen have been featured on national TV shows and at any one time you can find dozens of news articles offering their viewpoint.
And, they're also a financial contributor to a Chicano separatist LAUSD charter school in Los Angeles. The Pasadena chapter of MEChA is another contributor, as are at least two public agencies.
Rather than getting side-tracked by attempts to shut down the school, let me suggest using this as a good opportunity to show anyone who hasn't been paying attention what the National Council of La Raza really supports.