One California policy advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union did not mince words during a city council meeting in Rialto last week, telling a group of older white people that they had only "five years left" and that minorities are "the future."
Interestingly, as Luis Nolasco, a community engagement and policy advocate for the ACLU of Southern California, spoke in support of sanctuary cities, he said he doesn't want to "see an America that is hateful" moments after he mocked the meeting's white attendees for their age.
"This is my town," the 26-year-old said, adding, "The reality is that black and Latinos are the majority of the city, and that is representative of the city, and that’s going to continue to be the case for future generations."
According to 2010 census data, Rialto is 67.6 percent Hispanic.
"It’s kind of mean for me to say it, but these people have probably like five years left," Nolasco said, gesturing to the group of white people in the meeting.
In a statement to the Daily Caller, the ACLU said they support Nolasco's right to free speech but indicated that his rhetoric is not in line with the organization's standards:
Everyone in America has a constitutional right to free speech, and the employees of the ACLU of Southern California are no exception. However, we wish to make clear that Luis Nolasco was not speaking on behalf of the ACLU at the Rialto City Council meeting and his statements are not consistent with our stated policy. Nevertheless, we support his right to freely express his personal opinion to his elected representatives.
The ACLU advocate's comments came after Rafael Trujillo, a newly elected city councilman, apologized for attempting to hold a Dec. 30 meeting to discuss making Rialto a sanctuary city. Trujillo's comments came at the start of the meeting last week prior to comments from more than 20 people, most of whom rejected the councilman's idea.
In addition to apologizing, Trujillo said the canceled meeting was "a lesson learned." Nolasco, for his part, said the councilman should not have apologized.
(H/T: Daily Caller)