Founder of Judge Curiel's La Raza Group: Whites Go Back to Europe, CA to Be 'Hispanic State'
The mainstream media along with "#NeverTrump" apologists are dismissing claims by GOP nominee Donald Trump that the judge presiding over his current civil case on Trump University -- Judge Gonzalo Curiel -- is biased against him. Trump has been slammed a "racist" for claiming that Curiel's Mexican heritage predisposes him to oppose Trump's immigration policies, but it's more than simple Mexican heritage that could be cause for alarm.
Curiel is a member of the California La Raza Lawyer's Association (its San Diego chapter, to which Curiel belongs, lists the pro-illegal group the National Council of La Raza, as a community member) -- and it has also been revealed that one of the founders of the La Raza Lawyer's Association called for California to be turned into a "Hispanic State" and that whites should "go back to Europe."
Breitbart parsed portions of a 2010 Snopes report on La Raza Lawyer's Association's founder, Mario Obledo:
The lawyers’ association to which Judge Gonzalo Curiel belongs was co-founded by a man who publicly bragged about Hispanics taking over California and all of the state’s governmental institutions–and insisted that whites should go back to Europe.
The Snopes report from 2010 states:
Mario Obledo was a co-founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and the La Raza Lawyers of California bar association, and he formerly served as California’s Secretary of Health and Welfare. We don’t know exactly when and where he first made his controversial statement about California’s becoming a “Hispanic state,” but he has confirmed he said it at least twice: during an appearance on Ray Briem’s talk radio show in May or June of 1998, and again on Tom Leykis’ talk radio show:
Obledo: “We’re going to take over all the political institutions of California. In five years the Hispanics are going to be the majority population of this state.”
Caller: “You also made the statement that California is going to become a Hispanic state, and if anyone doesn’t like it, they should leave. Did you say that?”
Obledo: “I did. They ought to go back to Europe.”
The statements were also reported by the New York Times in their 2010 obituary for Obledo.
It should be noted that MALDEF is also a listed as a community affiliate of the San Diego La Raza Lawyer's website.
Judge Curiel's connection to the National Council of La Raza and to Obledo could be tangential, or it could be more substantive -- either way we're certain the mainstream media won't investigate the matter, especially if it proves Trump's concerns have merit.