Teen reporter targeted for immigration column
A 17-year-old student who wrote an anti-illegal immigration column in his school newspaper was targeted by a radical Hispanic group that sponsored a protest where students marched through campus behind a Mexican flag.
Trent Demarest of Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Ore., tells WND he decided to make his last column of the school year about what he considers one of the most important public-policy issues facing the U.S.: illegal immigration.
"She told me: 'There are a lot of people really upset about your article. I've gotten outraged e-mails from teachers and there are kids who want to beat you up,'" Demarest explained.
The second protest, held on Thursday, was more about "brown pride," Demarest said, and was sponsored by the MEChA chapter at Oregon State University, which is also located in Corvallis.
MEChA is a radical pro-Mexico student group that says it is committed to "the physical liberation of Occupied America" and a separate Hispanic nation in the Southwest U.S. It's motto is "Por La Raza Todo, Fuera de La Raza Nada: for the race, everything; outside the race, nothing."
Sounds like a tolerant bunch to me. If you aren't the same race as them then you get "nothing." If you disagree with their point of view then they want to beat you up.
I have to question any group that thinks that if you oppose criminals they take it as you mean them. Let's not get confused, being Hispanic is not a crime, being an illegal alien is. The two should not get mixed-up at all. But it is Hispanic groups that make the association between criminals and Hispanics. It just makes no sense.