National Council of La Raza gave award to racist professor ("eliminate the gringo", Jose Angel Gutierrez)
Meanwhile, back in 1994, they gave their "Chicano Hero Award" to University of Texas at Arlington professor Jose Angel Gutierrez , who had made this comment in 1969, well before having received the award:
"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."
He tries to contextualize it here, but it doesn't wash.
The year after receiving the award, he said the following :
"We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . .. I love it..."
He might have followed that with "they are shitting in their pants with fear" (or the equivalent in Spanish), but that part's bad enough.
Will the NCLR renounce giving an award to someone like Gutierrez? If you get a chance, ask them.