José Ángel Gutiérrez
José Ángel Gutiérrez is an attorney and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the United States. He was a founding member of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) in San Antonio in 1967, and a founding member and past president of the Raza Unida Party, a Mexican-American third party movement that supported candidates for elective office in Texas, California, and other areas of the Southwestern and Midwestern United States.
- We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.
- quoted in "Racial Tactics Backfire", an article on page 12 of Texas Monthly Vol. 4 No. 7, July 1976. According to Brian B. Behnken on page 184 of the 2011 book Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas this was said at a MAYO rally in 1969.
- Kill the gringo. What I mean is we must kill the gringo economically and politically but not necessarily physically unless, of course, the worst comes to the worst.
- page 10523 of HOUSE OF REPRESE.NTATIVES-Monday, April 28, 1969. This is on page 27/99 of the part 8-5 PDF (archive). According to Behnken this was said "a few weeks later" to clarify the preceding MAYO rally quote. Gonzalez describes it as "Last Tuesday, at Kingsville" indicating it was said 22 April 1969.
- We’re the only ethnic group in America that has been dismembered. We didn't migrate here or immigrate here voluntarily. The United States came to us in succeeding waves of invasions. We are a captive people, in a sense, a hostage people. It is our political destiny and our right to self-determination to want to have our homeland [back]. Whether they like it or not is immaterial. If they call us radicals or subversives or separatists, that’s their problem. This is our home, and this is our homeland, and we are entitled to it. We are the host. Everyone else is a guest.
It is not our fault that whites don’t make babies, and blacks are not growing in sufficient numbers, and there’s no other groups with such a goal to put their homeland back together again. We do. Those numbers will make it possible. I believe that in the next few years, we will see an irredentists movement, beyond assimilation, beyond integration, beyond separatism, to putting Mexico back together as one. That's irridentism. One Mexico, one nation.
- We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population
- from videotape referenced in 16 April 2008 Washington Post article Mexican aliens seek to retake ‘stolen’ land