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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There are wars and situations all over the world. It is one way they get here not speaking English, and in some numbers. All sorts of refugees. Like from Cuba for example. So, you do have a couple.
    Like I said before, those are "special" circumstances and not the norm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I said before, those are "special" circumstances and not the norm.
    All them are special. That's the point. There is already a requirement to speak English, but we have special exceptions and this adds up to a good many.

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

    How can you ever be truly american without speaking the language...European immigrants if they couldnt learn english themselves they INSISTED and made thier children learn english...so they were not greenhorns

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    All them are special. That's the point. There is already a requirement to speak English, but we have special exceptions and this adds up to a good many.
    I think we probably also make a LOT of exceptions where there really isn't a necessity to do so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think we probably also make a LOT of exceptions where there really isn't a necessity to do so.
    Wouldn't know. But there is a bit of subjectivity to anything like this. However, it will happen. No real way around it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Wouldn't know. But there is a bit of subjectivity to anything like this. However, it will happen. No real way around it.
    There is always a way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There is always a way.
    Not real or practical. At the end of the day, it's really not an important issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not real or practical. At the end of the day, it's really not an important issue.
    That's an opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's an opinion.
    Yep. But one I think is exactly right.

    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yep. But one I think is exactly right.
    Yep, and still another opinion. *yawn*

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