Gonzalo Curiel

The Spanish term La Raza translates as “the Race”

“the Race” Judiciary Reception – RSVP

San Diego “the Race” Lawyers Association Judiciary Reception!
Date: May 25, 2016
This year we are proud to be honoring Judge Gonzalo Curiel at our reception and recognizing him for his leadership and support to the community and to our Association “the Race”!
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That same evening there was a Donald J. Trump for President rally in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Anti-Donald Trump protesters draped themselves in the Mexican flag on Wednesday and shouted “Fuck Donald Trump” outside of the Anaheim Convention Center where the Republican presidential front runner was speaking to a large crowd of supporters.
A “Latinos for Trump” man happened to walk by and shout the slogan at the group. “Aw no, no, no, no,” they cried shaking their heads in disbelief.

Two days on May 27 later speaking at a rally in San Diego,
“the Race” home turf.
Donald Trump delivered an extended tirade about the federal judge overseeing the civil litigation against the now dormant Trump U.

The “California federal judge” who not only granted “class certification” to the lawsuit against Trump — but then assigned the two law firms now involved with the case?

That would be Gonzalo Curiel who San Diego “the Race” Lawyers Association made a point of honoring for “his leadership and support to the community and to our Association!” — exclamation point theirs.

The “community” in question is not the San Diego community of all ethnic groups, races, and genders who happen to be lawyers.

The group that honored Curiel, an Obama appointee (and campaign contributor to House Democratic Conference Chairman Xavier Becerra) proudly boasts that the sole reason for their existence is — their ethnicity.

They are not about “the cause of equality, empowerment and justice” for all San Diego attorneys regardless of ethnicity. They are quite boldly only for these things when they concern, their words, “Latino attorneys and the Latino community.”

And clearly they see Judge Curiel as one of their own. And apparently the Judge agrees.

In other words, when Donald Trump points out the judge’s ethnicity “happens to be, we believe, Mexican,” at a minimum the judge himself is all too willing to associate himself with his ethnicity, eagerly accepting an award citing his willingness to give “support to the (Latino) community and to our (Latino) Association!”

If the Judge himself goes out of his way to make certain everyone knows he is Latino — is not Trump more than justified in being wary of a judge deciding his case with what seems to be a serious ethnic axe to grind?

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