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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yep, and still another opinion. *yawn*
    Yep. Just like those who says its a terrible problem. Just a more reasonable opinion than there's.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yep. Just like those who says its a terrible problem. Just a more reasonable opinion than there's.
    LOL! My opinion is that just because it isn't necessarily a "terrible" problem, does not mean that it isn't a problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    LOL! My opinion is that just because it isn't necessarily a "terrible" problem, does not mean that it isn't a problem.
    For us, it really isn't. Never has been. Their children learn and fully adapt. The struggle is largely theirs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    For us, it really isn't. Never has been. Their children learn and fully adapt. The struggle is largely theirs.
    Now, you know that is not always the case. There are PLENTY of children of immigrants who cannot (or least accurately) speak English. AND, encouraging them to learn some basic English would be so much more helpful for them than coming to a country and not knowing the language. They (or you) may not realize that, but that is a fact. They wouldn't be taken advantage of as easily as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Now, you know that is not always the case. There are PLENTY of children of immigrants who cannot (or least accurately) speak English. AND, encouraging them to learn some basic English would be so much more helpful for them than coming to a country and not knowing the language. They (or you) may not realize that, but that is a fact. They wouldn't be taken advantage of as easily as well.
    Learning second language young is easy. Most do. And we already know they haven't come here knowing, we have a country full of immigrants who learned and adapted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Learning second language young is easy. Most do. And we already know they haven't come here knowing, we have a country full of immigrants who learned and adapted.
    That might be true, but that does not negate the fact that they would be better off if they knew some basic English first. And BTW, that is not an opinion. That is a fact.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That might be true, but that does not negate the fact that they would be better off if they knew some basic English first. And BTW, that is not an opinion. That is a fact.
    And largely, if it were doable based on their situation, they likely would. BTW, that is not as much a fact as you think. Better as a word and thought has some subjectivity to it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And largely, if it were doable based on their situation, they likely would. BTW, that is not as much a fact as you think. Better as a word and thought has some subjectivity to it.
    TIS a fact. Just because you don't like it doesn't make any less so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    TIS a fact. Just because you don't like it doesn't make any less so.
    I didn't say I did or didn't "like" it. Better is measured against something. The standard is often subjective.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I didn't say I did or didn't "like" it. Better is measured against something. The standard is often subjective.
    Now you're just trying to be coy. Yes, better - It is BETTER that immigrants know English as opposed to NOT KNOWING English.

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