Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mexicans or Mexican Americans considered as a group, sometimes extending to all Spanish-speaking people of the Americas.

Etymologies

American Spanish, the people.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Can someone tell me what La Raza translates as in english?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judge Sotomayor’s Lecture, “A Latina Judge’s Voice”:

  • Meanwhile here and elsewhere perfectly respectable organizations like La Raza are assaulted as being racist fringe groups by people who, in some cases, had not heard the term La Raza until this month.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Comment Quality:

  • I actually think Tancredo made a good, albeit completely inadvertant, point when he called La Raza "a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses."

    Tancredo Confuses Mottos, Logos, And Much, Much More

  • Tom Tancredo calls La Raza, which is a pretty ordinary advocacy group, "a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses."

    Political Animal

  • La Raza, which is expected to announce its plans early next week, may be betting that a large and effective boycott of Arizona can change the appetite in Washington and pave the way for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.

    Protesters of Arizona's new immigration law try to focus boycotts

  • If you belong to an organization called La Raza, in this case, which is, from my point of view anyway, nothing more than a Latino - it's a counterpart - a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses.

    Another Nail in the GOP Coffin - La Raza

  • TOM TANCREDO (R), COLORADO: If you belong to an organization called La Raza in this case, which is, from my point of view anyway, is nothing more than a Latino -- it's a counterpart -- it's a Latino KKK without the hoods and/or the nooses.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2009

  • The reality is that Yzaguirre alienates many American citizens of Hispanic descent in other words, those qualified to vote with his so-called La Raza rhetoric, which has been repeatedly labeled racist.

    "The bigoted past of Ron Paul."

  • It is -- the idea that an organization called La Raza would talk about bigotry and -- of any kind, when it it's -- when its title is La Raza, and to suggest that enforcement of U.S. law is somehow an abridgement of their rights, it's extraordinary.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2007

  • The very idea that we're having a term like La Raza, the National Council La Raza, which is race, it's reminiscent of the old idea of the old German volk.

    CNN Transcript Jul 2, 2003

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