View Poll Results: Is it racist to ask immigrants to speak English?

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

    It's funny how those on the far left always complain about the huge and greedy corporations, but yet they don't make too much of a stink about them hiring illegal immigrants and saving a bundle in employee wages and benefits. Maybe if we cracked down (and I mean REALLY cracked down) on illegal immigration, some of these companies would be forced to hire American citizens and pay them a living wage.

    We have enough poor people now, and I'm sure a lot of those people would take a job at a Tyson plant or any other place in order to make ends meet. We do not have an infinite amount of jobs to give or enough people working and making money to provide benefits to more and more people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    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.
    Maybe you could have used bigoted instead of racist, because racist just doesn't make sense.

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

    I swear, it keeps getting dumber and dumber.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    I swear, it keeps getting dumber and dumber.
    Add something intelligent then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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.
    Flippant? Certainly language isn't the major issue concerning immigration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Maybe you could have used bigoted instead of racist, because racist just doesn't make sense.
    Yes, that's a word that could have been used instead.

    I made this post with haste, not looking for any better way of wording it. My mind was set on my family's discussion earlier this evening about Indians and the such, and so I didn't really take time to focus on the other languages that come in to our conversation. You could say that I had a one track mindset coming into posting this.
    I don't solve problems, I create them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Flippant? Certainly language isn't the major issue concerning immigration.
    Of course not, that was a general comment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Add something intelligent then.
    The whole purpose of this poll was to give certain types a soapbox to complain about illegal mexicans. Adding something intelligent would need to include a hook.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    Yes, that's a word that could have been used instead.

    I made this post with haste, not looking for any better way of wording it. My mind was set on my family's discussion earlier this evening about Indians and the such, and so I didn't really take time to focus on the other languages that come in to our conversation. You could say that I had a one track mindset coming into posting this.
    Indians speak english.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    The whole purpose of this poll was to give certain types a soapbox to complain about illegal mexicans. Adding something intelligent would need to include a hook.
    Why shouldn't we complain about any illegal immigrants? Why not? It does not make one a racist or a bigot because they don't want illegal immigration. That's assinine.

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