The federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has partnered with La Raza–a group widely believed to be racist–to encourage more Hispanics to apply for higher position within the government.
La Raza, whose name translates to “The Race,” will sponsor a workshop to help members fill jobs in the Senior Executive Services (SES). These are special management positions with salaries often exceeding $200,000 in cash and benefits annually.
A public notice from OPM makes the partnership official.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) [The Race] is hosting a series of leadership development workshops geared towards Federal employees on July 23, 2013, in New Orleans, LA. These workshops are a part of the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference from July 20-23, 2013. The workshop topics on July 23rd will include an overview of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and instruction on how to prepare and apply for a SES position.
OPM also notes that current federal employees can get paid to attend the workshop hosted by the race-based, Hispanic group.
The five (5) hours dedicated to the leadership development workshops on July 23rd qualify as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. chapter 41 and are open to all Federal employees.
So, not only are tax dollars going to the racial group to hold the seminar, tax dollars are also going to participants to pay for their attendance–paid as “training.”
Former member of the department of Justice, J. Christian Adams, notes that “the 2012 La Raza/The Race conference in Las Vegas featured panels titled ‘We Have Seen the Future and the Future is Ours,’ ‘Latinos and America’s Growing Clean Energy Economy,’ and ‘Critical Conversation About Latina Reproductive Health,’ which featured Planned Parenthood officials speaking to this largely Catholic group.”
La Raza has a long history of racist statements and goals and has associated under its umbrella several extremist organizations. One such group is the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), a group whose goal is to take away the south western half of the US and turn it into a Hispanic-only nation. MEChA is a leader in this “Reconquista” movement.
In another example, the founder of the group that became MEChA, Jose Angel Guiterrez, once said that “our devil has pale skin and blue eyes.”
In 2012, President Obama appointed a former vice president of La Raza to head his domestic policy council. Last January Obama emplaced Cecilia Muñoz as Director of the Domestic Policy Council, a panel described as one that “coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House.”