by Amna El Tawil
Luis Nolasco, an official for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of the Southern California told elderly white people at a city council meeting in Rialto they should have no say in how the town is governed because they’re a minority with only about “five years left.”
The issue that was discussed at the meeting was whether Rialto should become a sanctuary city for criminal illegal aliens. Elderly white Californians flocked to oppose this plan while Nolasco spoke in favor of it, as seen in the video below.
Daily Caller reported: “Nolasco said, “This is my town.” He said that the important part of the sanctuary city discussion is “who are the people we are talking about.”
The ACLU official said that “the people in this room are not representative of Rialto. Sorry to break it, but growing up here white people were the minority.”
“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,” Nolasco, 26, added.
The city of Rialto is 72.4% Latino, according to a 2015 Census estimate.
“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. A video of the meeting shows that several of them were elderly.”
The activist also added that Hispanics and African Americans are the future and he doesn’t want to see a “hateful” America. It’s important to mention that ACLU spoke to Daily Caller and made it clear that Nolasco’s comments don’t reflect the policy and viewpoints of this organization.
The group said: “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.”
by Amna El Tawil