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The National Council of La Raza doesn't think much of former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's attack on the 40-year-old civil rights organization as "a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses." The Littleton Republican made the claim Thursday afternoon in an interview on CNN, arguing his claim that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sottomayor "appears to be racist." "He doesn't know what he's talking about," National Council of La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrete told The Colorado Independent. "He's defamed our organization and told falsehoods about our organization without any basis in fact or evidence. That's not who we are or what we do.
Ramping up his campaign to brand Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "racist," former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo just appeared on CNN to attack the federal judge's membership in La Raza, calling the group "a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses."
One after another, Latino and immigrant advocacy organizations are calling on the powers that be to tone down the spiteful rhetoric on immigration and...