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    University of Texas Arlington
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Prof. Gutierrez has been a long-term and radical advocate of Mexican and Latin rights. He was a key player in the Brown Berets, a paramilitary organization in the late 1960’s, and at a 1969 speech he stated, “we have got to eliminate the gringo [an American not of Hispanic descent], and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”[1] He has also said that “our devil has pale skin and blue eyes,”[2] and that his plan was “to graduate a bunch of militant radicals. After college, I hoped they would come back and kick some ass!”[3]

At the 2004 Latino Civil Rights Summit, Gutierrez claimed that, “we are the future of America. Unlike any prior generation, we now have the critical mass. We’re going to Latinize this country.”[4]

[1] Individuals: Jose Angel Gutierrez. Discover the Networks. Retrieved from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2212

[2] Tancredo, T. (July 31, 2009). Sotomayor’s Ties to La Raza. Townhall. Retrieved from http://townhall.com/columnists/tomtancredo/2009/07/31/sotomayors-ties-to-la-raza-n1236505

[3] Contreras, J. (Jan. 1992). Jose Angel Gutierrez, Still Angry After All These Years. Utwatch. Retrieved from http://www.utwatch.org/archives/tejas/january1992_gutierrez.html

[4] Wall, A. (June 2, 2004). Memo From Mexico: Who is Jose Angel Gutierrez – and What Does He Want. V Dare. Retrieved from http://www.vdare.com/articles/memo-from-mexico-by-allan-wall-175

Associated Organizations:

National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Association (NAAAS – State Chair 2000-2003); Mexican American Democrats (MAD – State Treasurer 2000-2001); La Raza Unida Party (co-founder, former National Chairman); Political Rights Defense Fund (former sponsor). Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO – co-founder); Brown Berets

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Rebecca E. Deen, Chair of the Political Science Department

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