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

    Are you intending for it to be racist?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    They can have a rudimentary knowledge of English. Whoever said everything in life would be easy anyway? That's not a guarantee, nor should it be an expectation.

    And why should it be so easy?
    They know it's not easy, but they function. Their children learn the language.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They know it's not easy, but they function. Their children learn the language.
    And they should also know simple English. There is absolutely no good reason why they shouldn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    No it should be a requirement to be a US citizen.
    Would you permit accented English?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And they should also know simple English. There is absolutely no good reason why they shouldn't.
    Beware absolutes. They tend to be wrong. Each immigrant has a story. As they say, there's 6 million story's in the naked city.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Beware absolutes. They tend to be wrong. Each immigrant has a story. As they say, there's 6 million story's in the naked city.
    And what does this have to do with anything about immigrants knowing basic English skills?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And what does this have to do with anything about immigrants knowing basic English skills?
    That we can't know the stories that bring them here. Do you know ow may are pulled out of war torn areas, plopped den here and had no opportunity to learn the language?

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

    [QUOTE=Boo Radley;1061243440]
    That we can't know the stories that bring them here.
    I know, because we can't understand what they are saying.

    Do you know ow may are pulled out of war torn areas, plopped den here and had no opportunity to learn the language?
    Plopped down here by whom?

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

    [QUOTE=ChrisL;1061243452]
    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post


    I know, because we can't understand what they are saying.



    Plopped down here by whom?
    They got here legally, so I assume we played a role. The two I know personally came here via the military. But that's not a large enough sample to draw any real conclusions. However, they couldn't speak English.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    No. It has nothing to do with race, so why would it be racist? Bigoted, depends on the situation but certainly not racist.
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