Gateway Pundit reports that the San Jose police chief appears to have some kind of ties to the ethnoracial advocacy group, La Raza. Hardly surprising, given that his name is Garcia. The hard reality is that only hapless, gullible Whites play the ‘colorblind’ game. Only Whites are required to.
I admit, however, to being somewhat surprised to read that the San Jose mayor, Sam Liccardo, is not just Italian by ancestry, as his name and appearance might imply, but he too is of ‘la raza’, of Hispanic origins as well as Sicilian and Irish. Except for his Spanish (not Mexican) ancestor who was in California in its colonial days, he is of fairly recent immigrant stock, and that goes a long way towards explaining his siding with the rioting Latinos rather than with his White constituents.
Like his rival for mayor, Dave Cortese, Liccardo is often assumed to be all-Italian: The paternal ancestors of both men came from the same area on Sicily’s north coast (In Liccardo’s case, one line can be traced to the island of Salina, where the movie “Il Postino” was filmed.)
But Liccardo is only half-Italian, and the rest is an American melting pot: His mother’s mother was Irish, which partly accounts for Liccardo’s stints as master of ceremonies at various San Jose-Dublin Sister City events.”
I’ve long said that recent immigrant origins, especially when the countr(ies) of origin are ‘ethnic’ (non-Anglo Saxon) stock, there is a much greater likelihood of identifying with immigrants more than with the old-stock Western/Northern European Americans. Exceptions may exist, but as a rule, this seems to be a pattern.
Liccardo’s wife has a double-barreled surname (Garcia-Kohl) so her origins appear to be ‘ethnic’ as well, further reason that he seems to feel little allegiance to the old America.
This is the face of Changeling America: Whites becoming increasingly marginalized and power passing to (or being conferred on) not just minorities, but also ethnic Whites who ally with nonwhites and especially with non-American born ‘people of color.’
The mainstream conservatives will insist that this is all just about the Democrat Party and not about tribalism, ethnocentrism, anti-White policies, or anything controversial. According to mainstream Republicans, though, Detroit is in ruins because it was inhabited by a Democrat majority, and for no other reason. That’s what political correctness does to people’s brains: it blinds people to the obvious.