Posts tagged "NCLR"

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?
One of the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, announced that it was ending its boycott of Arizona. The group had initiated a boycott last year after the state passed S.B. 1070, the immigration law that has largely been held up in the courts. That it hasn’t advanced is... Read more »

We are not as divided as we think

Civil rights are not something that can be won by blacks, Latinos, Jews or Asians alone. This point was made by various speakers who were not Latino but participated in the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference in Chicago this week. The President and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous, who spoke Tuesday,... Read more »

How do we fight hate crimes?

How do we fight hate crimes? At the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference in Chicago a group of leaders said the only way to do this is to band together. It doesn’t matter how many Minutemen show up (just a few) to protest the conference outside McCormick Place. Check out the video made... Read more »
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NCLR President Janet Murgia defends Sotomayor nomination

I had the opportunity to interview Janet Murgia, president of NCLR, the National Council of La Raza, this weekend in Chicago. This leading Latino civil rights organization has recently come under attack by right-wing conservatives attacking Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo called NCLR a “Latino KKK without the hoods or the... Read more »