Opinion by Allan McNew
There is probably just as much or more consciousness about race as at any time in our history, but we tend to sweep recognition of such under the rug for several sides on one hand, and turn much of what just one of the several sides unintentionally does into a cataclysmic racial attack on “minorities” on the other.
Take Cliven Bundy concerning his standoff with the BLM over governmental overreach, which he won. Bundy was the perfect poster child in the fight against a dictatorial government machine, until he instantly turned
himself into an untouchable, a veritable leper in a single sentence after he let a reporter goad him into saying something incredibly
ignorant, something to the effect that black people were happier being slaves 150 years ago than sitting on the porch smoking pot all day long on the taxpayer dime now. He instantly went from being an anti government abuse hero to being a racist, the first completely erased by the second. The valid message was negated by exploitation of a flawed, unsophisticated man undone by one single, miserably paid person wielding a pen on a scratch pad, who accomplished something the government with all it's lawyers and armed employees could not.
Trump survived his early campaign border comment but his statement concerning Judge Gonzalo Curiel brought a ground swell of hypocritical, selective criticism from the media left, and a conditioned response of distancing from those to the right side of center.
It is somehow a virtue to be an active “minority” racist within academia or government. The media never condemns such vigorously applied racism, and habitually acts as mouth pieces and enablers for minority racial agenda. The right has been conditioned to run from it like their
collective hair is on fire.
Take Armando Navarro, an ethnic studies professor employed by the University of California, Riverside.
Please note, this is not intended to be a hit piece on Mr. Navarro, nor is it an endorsement of white supremacy but a commentary as to how minority racism is aided and promoted by the press as well as actively promoted in “higher education”.
I have in front of me a clipping from a 11/20/2005 Press Enterprise article by Sharon Obsatz, headlined “Activist traces zeal to an insult he witnessed”. The article opens with Navarro planning to lead a group of activists to the border with the intention of confronting those who were alerting the Border Patrol to illegal entrants at the time.
In the article Navarro states that he was propelled into “Latino advocacy” as well as enlisting in the Army (was going to be drafted regardless) by personally witnessing white oppression against his father in a lemon grove in January of 1960 at the age of 18. Navarro states that his debilitated father was berated in a vile manner by a Mexican foreman after the white boss complained about some workers being too slow - “hurry those guys up”, essentially that it was an act of racist oppression. Obsatz doesn't ask any questions of the narrative.
For one, How does the Patron and his under bosses treat subordinates in Mexico? Usually like dog crap on the soles of their shoes. How do Mexican workers tend to respond? They usually take their beatings as a part of their place in Mexican society.
How does culturally Mexican work place style on the part of the Mexican foreman directed toward Mexican employees translate to white oppression on the part of the white boss, whether or not the boss was physically present or whether he knew what was taking place in a language he may not have understood? Obsatz sheds no light on this.
Navarro added his father could do nothing about it because he was uneducated, illiterate, was in his fifties and debilitated from previouswork injuries. Lack of education doesn't help anyone of any race, and for those who engage in lifelong physical labor, it's usually pretty
much over by age 55, doesn't matter the race of the laborer. It's done. It hurts to merely get out of bed in the morning, much less work hard all day long while trying to outrun the kids too. No one is going to hire old men to be laborers, and other options are slim indeed. This is not unique to "Mexicans".
I believe Navarro was a Golden Gloves boxer in high school. So, I asked some who were the same age as Navarro and grew up in poor Mexican families in much of the same general area as Navarro as to why Navarro didn't put the foreman on the ground for abusing his father, as would have been perfectly acceptable in those times. The answer: the foreman
probably had a knife.
So, the apparent conclusion by Navarro is that everything bad or even disagreeable that happens to “Mexicans” is due entirely to white oppression. Obsatz doesn't question that apparent conclusion.
Navarro asserts that he went to segregated schools where most of the kids were Hispanic. Navarro was born in 1942, the 1947 Mendez vs. Westminster decision declared educational segregation of Mexican children to be illegal when Navarro was 5 years old. It is highly
unlikely Navarro attended segregated schools of any type. The Guaste Area of Rancho Cucumonga was exclusively Mexican at that time, perhaps Navarro built his story out of that in order to paint a picture of white persecution against himself. Obsatz can be forgiven for not knowing any of this, it was long before her time. However, in the interest of objectivity, things were bad in segregated Mexican schools of the 1930's in the Inland area of Southern California, there is no doubt about that in my mind from the integrity of my sources - but like millennial activists carrying on like they personally experienced Jim Crow on steroids, Navarro wasn't around to experience segregated schools of the 1930's.
Obsatz doesn't delve into Navarro's account that he worked on (Partido La) Raza Unida campaigns, which would have involved Jose Angel Gutierrez' merry band of brown supremacists in Zavala County, Texas in the late 60's and early 70's, and that he was an “organizer of community events” as well as a teacher in the 80's. Within Gutierrez' book “The making of a Chicano Militant” is a small section headlined “The Mayo Plan for Aztlan”, which is a blueprint for taking over government which has been implemented many times over in many different arenas over the last 45 years. Gutierrez said that his activists were trained in part by Alinski himself, and they certainly used his method to organize. Navarro wrote a book about Partido La Raza Unida, titled “The Cristal Experiment” in which I believe he truly attempted to be an historian rather than a propagandist, as he stated was his goal in the
introduction. Navarro related some events that were too embarrassing for Gutierrez to include in his own book.
Obsatz' article on Navarro softly hints at but completely sidesteps the fact that Navarro is still the old time Chicano activist type, the aggressive “What are YOU doing for LA CAUSA?”, NKVD style racial propagandist of “Chican@ class”, which goes far beyond racial equality
to race baiting for an ethnic-nationalist end purpose.
Obsatz relates that among the visual bric-a-brac adorning Navarro's office walls are Ralph Nader memorabilia, a Che Guevarra sketch and a picture of Navarro and other “activists” posing for the camera with Fidel Castro. The probability is the picture was taken when Jose Angel Gutierrez took a bunch of his leading activists to Cuba in order to study the “superior” Cuban communist economic system and Navarro tagged along.
Navarro said his parents came here in 1926 from Jalisco, Mexico, abandoning their ranch due to persistent post revolution violence. That time and place corresponds to the Cristiada, President Calles' bloody attempt to wipe out Mexican Christianity, the Cristiada being the very first large contributer to Mexican migration to California. Navarro indicated he was born on a dairy in Artesia. To have a “ranch” in Mexico after the revolution would often have meant that the owner was a “someone” in the revolution who was granted all or part of an hacienda as “Ranches” were more likely to be confiscated and redistributed after the revolution than not. It would be more likely that the parents were part of an “ejido” growing crops on communal land and maybe one step above ordinary subsistence farming by having a couple of cows, or perhaps they were newly free former hacienda debt slaves. It is ironic that Navarro's illiterate parents were driven out of Mexico by a communist leaning President having an academic background, only for them to have a son who became a communist leaning academic race baiter who's life work is that of promoting racial supremacy not much unlike that of any white supremacist one can point a finger at.
And, the media and the education system actively support Navarro's racist activities within and without the education system while it is considered racial aggression to point out that his activities are inherently racist.
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