"If you're not white, you're selling drugs, you're smuggling, you're no good," Ibarra continued. "I'm brown — as brown as I could be. And I don't see anyone doing anything. They all pass the buck. The Congress has done nothing."
"You know why not?" he asked. "Because the nigger is in charge."
He then quickly walked off the stage. Conservatives attending the event were quick to distance themselves from Ibarra and his remarks.
George Klaetsch told the Journal Sentinel that Ibarra was not even supposed to speak at the event, which was part of the National Day of Action for Immigration Reform.
The Hispanic Ibarra was supposed to be "part of the backdrop for the visual," he said.
For his part, Ibarra apologized for his statement, but insisted that it wasn't meant to reflect his own beliefs. "I was making reference to what Republicans say," he told the Journal Sentinel in a telephone interview yesterday.
Earlier this week, James Lincoln Collier, wrote a column entitled "The Nigger in the White House," in which he also tried to criticize conservatives by emulating what he believes they say behind closed doors.