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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Another pointless bait poll.
    You could really say that about any of them if you wanted. I don't really see how this is any different than any of the other ones. It's asking an opinion on a subject.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I think of it more like a reset. Amnesty is not citizenship, it just makes it easier for you to seek legal status if we actually create more opportunities to be here legally and temporarily--maybe with some sort of seniority system for the Visa's. Send every illegal immigrant home, and citizens still aren't going to be willing to pluck chickens and pick cucumbers or pick up and move all around with the field work or construction jobs. It is just a cultural reality that we benefit greatly from the work they are performing.
    I think that's bull crap.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think that's bull crap.
    If people are paid a living wage, they will do the work. Don't try to feed me that line of bull crap. The reason WHY illegals do this type of work is because they are virtually SLAVES.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    History is irrevelant here. I'm sure you know that our population has grown exponentially since the 1950s.

    http://aging.senate.gov/crs/aging4.pdf

    The U.S. population has experienced remarkable growth since 1950. From a base of about 152
    million Americans in 1950, an additional 155 million persons were added to the population
    between 1950 and 2009, with the number of additional women slightly outnumbering additional
    men (see Figure 1). This increase (of about 105%) in the size of the U.S. population was
    remarkable compared with other industrialized countries. Germany and Italy, for instance, grew
    by only 21% and 30% respectively during the same period.6 And, a number of countries, most
    notably in Eastern Europe, have recently experienced absolute reductions in the size of their
    populations.7
    Again, doesn't matter. Even today immigrants still come here, as they always have, no speaking the language. I work with them everyday, from all parts of the world.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, doesn't matter. Even today immigrants still come here, as they always have, no speaking the language. I work with them everyday, from all parts of the world.
    Focus on the part about the population growth since the 1950s, and that proves that we can no longer afford to be so flippant about who and how many we allow in.
    Last edited by ChrisL; 12-04-12 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Oops, misread a word!

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    You could really say that about any of them if you wanted. I don't really see how this is any different than any of the other ones. It's asking an opinion on a subject.
    It was an invitation for the knuckle draggers to come out from under their rocks.

    But I'm not suggesting it be censored, just throwing in my opinion that it's a floater.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think that's bull crap.
    Feel free, but a friend of mine who worked for one of the chicken processors said it was almost impossible to get natural born Americans to work there. I cannot recall if she worked for Purdue or Tyson.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Is it inherently racist? No. I can imagine an ignorant country bumpkin saying that this is 'merica blah blah blah, and really simply mean it.

    However. People who should know better (be able to think it through) choose not to. I suspect that they fail to do so often for racist reasons.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Feel free, but a friend of mine who worked for one of the chicken processors said it was almost impossible to get natural born Americans to work there. I cannot recall if she worked for Purdue or Tyson.
    I doubt that very much, especially in today's economy.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    It was an invitation for the knuckle draggers to come out from under their rocks.

    But I'm not suggesting it be censored, just throwing in my opinion that it's a floater.
    My entire goal was to generate conversation and gather opinions, and I've done just that.

    But still, your opinion has been noted, and I can understand your point.
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