***Video at Hot Air***
That’s what a University of Minnesota instructor, Susana De Leon, did at the May Day rally. KSTP reports:
Comments a University of Minnesota instructor made at a rally are causing controversy about what is and is not considered racist.
Susana De Leon, an activist and part-time instructor of Mexican-American studies, was involved in a verbal confrontation at the rally in Owatonna.
“Yes, people from Europe are wet backs man… their backs so wet because they had to cross an ocean to get here,” De Leon said at the rally.
De Leon is also an immigration attorney who led the rally in Owatonna.
She added that it is not possible for minorities to be racist against white people.
KSTP VIDEO: De Leon: “I am so glad my ancestors saved your f–king ass.”
More about De Leon:
Susana is a Xicana activist who works on issues of social justice in the Latino community. During her life she has been active as a community organizer in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, women’s empowerment and cultural resistance. She is an immigration attorney and a lecturer at the University of Minnesota.
Susana is a recognized leader and frequent speaker with respect to issues of immigrant rights, educational rights, and police abuse of authority. She is a Board Member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She has worked with a number of community organizations, including ISAIAH (a faith based pro-immigrant group), the Local Impacts Working Group (which passed resolutions in St. Paul and Minneapolis barring police questioning about immigration status), Women of the Red River Valley, Centro Campesino, Immigrant Women Coalition Against Violence, Casa de Esperanza, Peacemaker Center, La Escuelita, La Raza Student Cultural Center, and the Minnesota Human Rights Center. In those efforts she has regularly met with and presented to elected representatives, including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, U.S. Senator Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, and city and state elected officials. She also resists oppression and racism through her leadership of Kalpulli QuetzalCoatlicue, a traditional Aztec Dancers circle created to empower and train young women and men as leaders in the Mexican community of south Minneapolis. She is also the mother of a seven year old daughter and eleven year old son.
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