U of Texas professor José Gutierrez defends his ‘eliminate the gringo’ quote

There’s a meme circulating in the AltMedia, of a quote attributed to José Angel Gutierrez:

So I looked into this, to ascertain the meme’s authenticity.

Gutierrez indeed is a professor of political science at the University of Texas – Arlington. Below is a screenshot I took of his page on UOT’s website. Note the “Proffessor” typo:

In defense of himself, Gutierrez wrote this essay for The Texas Civil Rights Review, which calls itself the “Lone Star of Conscience”.

Below is the essay in its entirety (I added the bold red emphasis). Read it, and tell me what you think.

THE ORIGINS OF THE “ELIMINATE THE GRINGO” QUOTE

By Jose Angel Gutierrez ⋅ July 21, 2010

Originally published en espanol in La Estrella newspaper of Fort Worth, reprinted by permission of author.

I was the head of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) in Texas in 1969 having just return from military duty during the Vietnam War. I held a press conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 11, 1969 to announce our organizational plans.

This is what I said:

“MAYO had found that both federal and religious programs aimed at social change do not meet the needs of the Mexicanos of this state.

“Further, we find that the vicious cultural genocide being inflicted upon La Raza by gringos and their institutions not only severely damage our human dignity but also make it impossible for La Raza to develop its right of self-determination.

“For these reasons, top priority is given to identifying and exposing the gringo. We also promote the social welfare of Mexicanos through education designed to enlarge the capabilities of indigenous leaders.

“We hope to secure our human and civil rights, to eliminate bigotry and racism, to lessen the tensions in our barrios and combat the deterioration of our communities.

“Our organization, largely comprised of youth, is committed to effecting meaningful social change. Social change that will enable La Raza to become masters of their destiny, owners of their resources, both human and natural, and a culturally and spiritually separate people from the gringo.

“Only through this program, we of MAYO, see the possibility of surviving this century as a free and complete family of Mexicanos. We will not try to assimilate into this gringo society in Texas, nor will we encourage anybody else to do so.

“Rather, MAYO once again asks of friends here and across the nation to assist us in our efforts. We intend to become free as a people in order to enjoy the abundance of our country and share it with those less fortunate.

“MAYO will not engage in controversy with fellow Mexicanos regardless of how unfounded and vindictive their accusations may be. We realize that the effects of cultural genocide takes many forms—some Mexicanos will become psychologically castrated, others will become demagogues and gringos as well and others will come together, resist and eliminate the gringo. We will be the latter.

Questions followed the press statement, particularly from Kemper Diehl, a reporter with the San Antonio Express News. He wrote an article on the press conference and printed his version of an exchange:

Q: What do you mean by ‘eliminate the gringo?’

A: “You can eliminate an individual in various ways. You can certainly kill him but that is not our intent at this moment. You can remove the base of support that he operates from be it economic, political, social. That is what we intend to do.”

Kemper Diehl wrote more: “Gutierrez was again pressed as to intentions of killing gringos ‘if worst comes to worst.’ He replied ‘If worst comes to worst and we have to resort to that means, it would be self-defense.’ ” Gutierrez went on to be quoted as detailing attempts on his life and property just a few years before.

For the record, this was a press conference 38 years ago! It was not a press conference held yesterday much less statements made by me in my class room at the university. Since immigration and anti-Mexican attitudes are now the talk of the day particularly on national radio and television I have been resurrected.

Lastly, about 2 years ago Alan Wall that works and lives in Mexico put together words as if they were mine and posted them on VDARE.com claiming they were mine. Soon these quotes appeared in many extreme right wing websites. Two months ago David Horowitz included me in a list of the 101 Most Dangerous Professors in the United States and cited these Allan Wall quotes as his evidence. Reporters today are now citing them over and over again today.

Because of this the FBI came to see me and warn me that some people want to kill me. I cannot stop crazies from believing these lies. This will pass. In the meantime realize that the white hate aimed against me now is really the same white hate aimed at all of us of Mexican ancestry residing in the US.

-End of Gutierrez’s essay-

I find it noteworthy that no where in his essay does Gutierrez actually denounce or renounce having said:

  1. Mexicanos will not try to assimilate into the U.S. or encourage others to assimilate.
  2. Eliminate the gringo by killing them. He merely said it wasn’t his intention “at the moment,” which implies he reserves killing gringo for some future time. (Note: “gringo” is a term used in Latin America to refer to a foreigner, especially one of U.S. descent.)

All Gutierrez did in his essay is make the excuse that he said “eliminate the gringo” 41 years ago, in 1969. But since he neither denounces nor renounces that statement, what difference is it that he said it many years ago?

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Hawkmoon

This video, entitled “Attack On America,” was produced by the California Coalition for Immigration Reform. It documents an attack by Chicano, Illegal alien and Communist counter-protestors on a smaller, on average much older group of Prop 187 backers at the Federal Building in Los Angeles on July the 4th, 1996. Chicano-ism is a cult-like, brown racial supremacist and Latino nationalist movement that claims ownership of the southwestern United States, which they call Aztlan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8p90h1qywk

William
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William

La Raza..The Race. And he wants to eliminate “racism”. And reserves the option of killing “gringos”. Oblivious, as always, to their own contradictions. And the Raging Woke lap it up. Hate is intoxicating

MyBrainHurts
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MyBrainHurts

Go ahead. Kill all the white people. Then let’s see how long it takes before you starve to death. Or suffocate in piles of your own filth.

Jake
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Jake

José Gutierrez and his ilk would still be banging rocks together to light their crack pipes if it were not for “the white man”! Eliminate the “Wetback”!

Alvin Truthfinder
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Alvin Truthfinder

Isn’t it time for us to take action? I’m not advocating violence, but I think we could get pretty dang loud and obnoxious. Our president and traitorous congress just gave these folks a free pass to continue their destruction of us.

I suggest donning a yellow vest and raising the dickens in Washington. Any ideas on how to get this going?

william chandler
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william chandler

Move his ass to the PARADISE(s) south of the Rio Grande.

m.
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m.

prof. a**hole don’t like white stuff? stop using toilet paper, mofo

Bennie Sprouse
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Bennie Sprouse

Let’s play the “REVERSE GAME”! What would be the outcome for the person if that person was WHITE and said “Let’s eliminate all MEXICANS”?? Would it MATTER that it was said 41 years ago? Hardly! That person would be out of a job and publicly humiliated! No, this “proffessor” (sic) is a PROTECTED CLASS and is FREE to slander, demonize, and advocate outright MURDER of the WHITE race!

Larry
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Larry

A call for genocide is a call for genocide regardless of the methods chosen to accomplish it. I guess UT is OK with genocide after all.

Daniel Houck
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Daniel Houck

Someone with racist attitudes like this has no business being on the faculty of any university, let alone UT. To start with, most of the funding, including his outsized salary, is coming from white taxpayers. It is amazing how racism in America has shifted to be largely practiced by ” blacks” and “browns” and directed against whites. We need to confront this big lie that only whites are racist. As we see here and in similar examples all over the U.S. and particularly in colleges, there are plenty of racists of color to go around. Fire this one.

Sam Dennis
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Sam Dennis

Would seem to me that this so-called proffessor(LOL) wants to be a Mexican not an American. I think his right to leave the USA is protected by the Constitution. I’m sure the Mexican government would be happy to welcome him with open arms. Say goodbye, professor.

alej
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alej

I really did not used to hate greasers.

Dano
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Dano

“Eliminate the wetbacks. Kill them where necessary.” I wonder how well that would go over with the anti racist crowd. What he said is enough for him to be charged with a hate crime, but it was against White people, so apparently that’s OK. What hypocrisy.

Lucas Doolin
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Lucas Doolin

How can someone that teaches in college and is that old can be so stupid? The racism in the USA is coming from the left. Don’t be fooled people.

Sam Houston
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Sam Houston

How is this appropriate for a Texas taxpayer sponsored University “professor”? Rest assured I will be complaining to his superiors. Of course he denies any superior. What country in the entire Latin American world can even stay afloat economically? The are all run by corrupt traitors who kill and enslave their own population. Think cartels and human trafficking. This guy is wanting a leadership in the new Cartel Aztlan. All patriots you know where he is. Isn’t it time we showed EVERYONE what we’re capable of?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Where to begin? Well, a society, any society is not something that a neighboring society has a right to overcome. Stating that they want to push their way in and will not assimilate is a formula for trouble. We can see everywhere that the Controllers are using this divide and conquer meme to full advantage. This “proffessor”may have the title but he doesn’t exhibit much intellect. So, to him, this is a war of “races”. “La Raza” to him means Mexicans are superior, apparently. That’s a hoot. I suppose that accounts for the ratlines South of the Border. So they’ll… Read more »

exile
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exile

This “hombre estupido” got to where he is because of the institutions created by the gringo…. in other words he has his position because of the gringo. That’s gratitude for you…

57nomad
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57nomad

If Mexicans wanted to keep Texas so bad, they should have fought harder.

Lana
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Lana

Well there it is right out in the open; our loving innocent Hispanic population that just wants opportunity. What gets me is that the University will not do anything to this racist hate monger while if someone ( White ) post a twitter that doesn’t measure up to PC stands they would be fired in a New York minute. Just more of the Kalergi Plan in action. oppress, denigrate, and instigate violence against Whites while accusing them of all the hate crimes in order to dispossess them of their culture and everything they’ve built.

Richard C Youghn
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Richard C Youghn

Why would a gov’t fight so hard to protect people who are not cituzens? Or corporations spend so much to defend a people who are not their bottom lines? Not out of kindness, for sure. There must be an incentive, a profitable ine at that! 3rd worlders aren’t much concerned with the loftier aspirations of life, just the bare neccessities upon which to eke out an existence. The European, Judeo- Christain can not be contolled, they have lost control of the African-American populace so why not replace them with denziens from the most depressed 3rd world nations? The elites will… Read more »

bakkajanai
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bakkajanai

I wore the same uniform to Vietnam, and, as I recall, I served my whole country, the whole constituency of our great nation, I came home to a lot of shit from anti-war protestors. I endured it. But I won’t tolerate your unctuous, racist, hate-filled comments of either your youth or your senility. Your tenure at UT doesn’t give you license to shit on your fellow veterans, regardless of color, because we all served one nation of freedom loving people. Don’t enslave us with your Islamic way of thinking or impose your sick type of Mexican Sharia law on us.… Read more »