Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen Project, which calls itself an immigration law enforcement advocacy group, said that neither he nor his supporters condone violence, but that they do encourage "peaceful rebellion."
"I think there's a lot of resentment coming from the white population," Gilchrist said. "It goes to heritage."
"The resounding cry I hear is that we are tired of being treated like second-rate citizens in our own country," he said.
In 2001 Americans considered blacks to be the mostly likely target of discrimination, but according to a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center Survey, Americans considered Hispanics the most likely racial or ethnic group to be discriminated against, with one in four saying Hispanics are discriminated against "a lot."
Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, said he believes that the fear of whites losing their majority is what is likely driving a lot of the animosity towards Hispanics, the fastest growing minority.
IT'S ABOUT TIME! The feds won't protect our nation, I guess us citizens are just going to have to do it....
I live in Georgia, we have illegal Mexicans that are taking spots in state universities (taking advantage of taxpayers) and driving around without licenses and insurance. Then we have hundreds of Mexican gangs destroying our local communities, it is out of control.
So hispanics do not have to follow the law but all other immigrants from Europe Africa, Cuba etc do....these carpetbaggers need to be deported wherever they are found ...the are criminals and it has nothing to do with there hispanic origin...secure the border and send anyone you find illegal back to whever they came from...call the Mexican authorities in and tell them they need to stop it or we will