Much hay has been made the past week or so about Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the class action lawsuit case against Donald J. Trump over claims that Trump University, Trump U, was fraudulent. A website, GotNews.com, first associated the judge, a first-generation Mexican-American, with the radical, Hispanic supremacist group, La Raza, officially known as the National Council of La Raza. La Raza translates in Spanish to ″The Race″. Some say that it is merely an advocacy group, focusing often on issues like immigration and citizenship. However, some within La Raza have also called for the reunification with Mexico of lands which they believe rightfully belong to Mexico, such as the states of Texas, California, Utah, etc., most of the US southwest. According to the Washington Post, Judge Curiel actually belongs to a group called the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which is not affiliated with La Raza. A La Raza spokesperson also claims that La Raza translates to ″The People″, which, can also be interpreted as ″The Future Race″, one where all current races are blended together.
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