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

    it is in no way racist to expect an immigrant to speak the most common language here in the US.
    If they choose not to they put themselves at a big disadvantage.
    If you choose to move to France, learning French would be expected.
    BTW, I only know a few sentences in French, but when spoken politely, have found the French people
    to be very warm and kind.
    The words are.
    Excuse me, :: excusez-moi
    I do not speak French. :: Je ne parle pas français
    Do you speak English? :: Parlez-vous anglais ?

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

    I wouldn't call it racist, but I wouldn't expect it to happen either. Making English our official language and using it for all government documents is one thing, but asking immigrants not to speak their native language in public is going a bit far.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    English is only the most commonly spoken language in the United States. We don't have a national language.
    read the post and show me where I said national. No where. Pt
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You're missing the point. It doesn't matter whether you or I are satisfied, power wants the low wage unskilled worker, the ones most worrisome. The skilled and more capable immigrants more than hold their own here. Neither is hindered at all due to language.
    The power? You mean the government? Well they are supposed to work for us. It is supposed to matter. The point remains that something has to be done about illegal immigration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The power? You mean the government? Well they are supposed to work for us. It is supposed to matter. The point remains that something has to be done about illegal immigration.
    You can take the Libyan approach and use artillery and snipers. Establish a no-mans land and when an illegal immigrant enters it fire away. If it works for the Libya why can't it work for America?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    You can take the Libyan approach and use artillery and snipers. Establish a no-mans land and when an illegal immigrant enters it fire away. If it works for the Libya why can't it work for America?
    Exaggerate much? Not surprising that's the best you can do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Exaggerate much? Not surprising that's the best you can do.
    That is actually what they do and it works.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    That is actually what they do and it works.
    I'm sure there are ways to do it without killing and maiming people too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'm sure there are ways to do it without killing and maiming people too.
    You do know I was joking right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    You do know I was joking right?
    How would I know that?

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