GOP official: Hispanics ‘above’ blacks

By David Edwards
Monday, September 22, 2008 10:36 EDT
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KOAT reported that the head of the Republican Party in New Mexico has called for a GOP official to resign after he made remarks casting Hispanics as racists. Chairman of Bernalillo County Republicans, Fernando de Baca, made statement to the BBC that caused controversy.

BBC reported:

“He offered another, blunter, reason why he believed John McCain would do well in New Mexico.”

“‘The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors,’ he said. ‘African-Americans came here as slaves.’”

“‘Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president.’”

This video is from KOAT, broadcast September 22, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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