The day before Memorial Day, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan lamented that Mexico had lost territory to America due to the Mexican-American War and disparaged American military action around the globe.
The poorly-timed rant took place in San Diego in front of a partially Hispanic audience. The oft controversial minister began by disparaging "White Mexicans" of Spanish decent before announcing that "Africans were in that part of the World [Mexico] maybe before [Mexicans] got there." The minister lamented that illegal Mexicans are called "aliens" and declared that Americans "ought to be praising the Mexicans because we living on land that was once theirs."
Farrakhan went on to declare that he was "sad that Mexico lost California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado" after the Mexican-American War "trickery." This led to the minister generalizing about the American people as "a people that make war and blame the person they makin' war on and then take your land."
However, The minister sounded overjoyed that minority births outnumber white births in America, according to recent US Census reports. Given the news, Farrakhan noted that white people will soon "be the minority in their own country that they took from the native people." He also projected that minorities will soon "become governor of every state."