During a Rialto, California city council meeting, an official for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California took the opportunity to inform the white residents, “this is my town.”
Rialto city council members held the meeting in an effort to discuss the possibility of the town becoming a “sanctuary city.”
Luis Nolasco, a community engagement and policy advocate for the ACLU of Southern California, attacked white people who were present, including the elderly, saying that they had about “five years left.”
“This is my town,” Nolasco said.
“It’s kind of mean for me to say it but these people have probably like five years left,” Nolasco said while gesturing to the white attendees at the meeting.
Nolasco, who has been with the organization since 2014, discussed the importance of clarifying “who are the people we are talking about” when deciding if the town will becoming a sanctuary city.
“The people in this room are not representative of Rialto. Sorry to break it, but growing up here white people were the minority,” the ACLU official said. “The reality is that black and Latinos are the majority of the city, and that is representative of the city, and that’s going to continue to be the case for future generations,” he added.
Stating that Latinos and blacks are “the future,” Nolasco said, “we don’t want to see an America that is hateful.”
The town of Rialto is 72.4 percent Latino, according to a 2015 Census estimate.
The ACLU told The Daily Caller that Nolasco’s opinions do not reflect the ACLU’s, but that they support “his right to freely express his opinion.”
“Everyone in America has a Constitutional right to free speech, and the employees of the ACLU of Southern California are no exception. However, we wish to make clear that Luis Nolasco was not speaking on behalf of the ACLU at the Rialto City Council meeting and his statements are not consistent with our stated policy. Nevertheless, we support his right to freely express his personal opinion to his elected representatives,” the civil liberties group said.
H/T: The Daily Caller
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