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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    read the post and show me where I said you said national. No where. Pt
    Read post 213 smart ass
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    Read post 213 smart ass
    So then the answer is no where? Oh, OK. I thought so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    So then the answer is no where? Oh, OK. I thought so.
    Again youre inability to read or move beyond your baiting threads is only exceeded by your lack of understanding.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    Again youre inability to read or move beyond your baiting threads is only exceeded by your lack of understanding.
    Sure but at least we're in agreement on who said what, right?

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

    I voted other because its not racist to ask them to speak English, but saying the US does not have an official language its pointless. But to say to an immigrant, "Speak English or get out of my country" i believe is racist.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And I agree with that, too. I live in Los Angeles and don't speak Spanish. You better believe that's been a problem.
    I lived in Orange County and don't speak Spanish or Vietnamese and never once found this to be a problem...
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    No. It is not racist to want or expect immigrants to speak English. Like many have said, they are only hurting and isolating themselves. That said, most if not all first generation immigrant children are bi-lingual. There is also a major socio-economic aspect to this that I have not seen addressed yet. Poorer immigrants don't understand the value of speaking English while more affluent immigrants do.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Did someone say that they shouldn't speak their native language at all? Not that I recall.

    It's when they are attempting to transact business that the country's language should be spoken. I don't care what they speak otherwise.
    Well, the OP talked about asking them to speak English in public places, which is what I responded to. I don't really care if they want to speak their native language to conduct business (though they shouldn't expect businesses to cater to them by having translators or bilingual staff). The only thing English should be required for is any government business.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    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.
    No one's asking them not to speak their language. I said in public places where one should speak the majority language so that others can understand them. I just can't stand it when someone comes up to me and tries to get directions or whatever, and they just sit there pointing at things because they can't bother to learn at least basic English.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Cheap labor means higher profits for the few. Illegals are cheap labor. You see wages stagnating while profits for business grow. Many factors are leading the country this way.
    Well then you must oppose illegal immigration then. Thank you for finally agreeing that illegal immigration is not good for our country.

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