One of the reasons that they cite for this, is that many groups are sticking to the "Aztlan Conspiracy Theory." They claim that anyone who believes this "theory" is a right wing racist.
Yet it can be easily demonstrated that a large movement among Mexican people in the United States is dedicated to returning "Aztlan" to the "rightful owners"- the descendants of the people who owned it before the people of the United States "stole" the land.
They claim that the land of the Southwestern United States was stolen from them, and they aim to take it back.
One of these groups- La MEChA, even has this in their constitution:
Chicano and Chicana students of Aztlan must take upon themselves the responsibilities to promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza with an emphasis on indigenous consciousness to continue the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlan.Yet, a group that in its own constitution claims to favor one race, and the overthrow of legitimate government is not a hate group, according to the SPLC. Furthermore, anyone who speaks out against such a group is accusedd of being a hate group. Gotta love hypocrisy.
This MEChA group has a chapter on many College Campuses in this country. For example, click here to read this trash:
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territoriesthen they go on to threaten armed rebellion.
This illegal immigration thing is going to explode.