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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Now you're just trying to be coy. Yes, better - It is BETTER that immigrants know English as opposed to NOT KNOWING English.
    It's a minor point. But depends on by what standard we call better. Many function rather well, some having entire communities.

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

    Lots of people get by without ever learning to speak English very well. My wife's Grandmother is nearly 90 and has been in the US since the late 60's, but she avoids speaking the little English that she knows as much as possible. Her not knowing English has not, nor will it ever, affect you people in any way. Freedom's a bitch. Get over it.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Lots of people get by without ever learning to speak English very well. My wife's Grandmother is nearly 90 and has been in the US since the late 60's, but she avoids speaking the little English that she knows as much as possible. Her not knowing English has not, nor will it ever, affect you people in any way. Freedom's a bitch. Get over it.
    Well Tucker to be honest so do allot of people when it comes to reading. Does not mean they should not learn how. No insult to your grandmother, just being clear. When my wife retires we are moving to South America. We already know will have to and have started to learn Spanish. We don't have to per say, but it is respectful to the people who already live there.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

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

    No. We are too concerned with being seen as racists. People...just say what you think.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    I hear people talking about this subject all the time, and I'm just curious.

    Is it racist to ask immigrants to speak English (or whatever language the country they immigrated to speaks) when in public places?
    No - of course not.

    If I MOVED to another country it's my job to learn THEIR language rather than continuously complicating every situation by refusing to do so and being so cocky that I expect them to struggle to understand or speak my native tongue.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Many African slaves didn't speak English, and neither did many of your ancestors that immigrated here from wherever. So no, its not racist, but its pretty arrogant to expect everyone to speak English when a very large majority of Americans don't speak a second language.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Many African slaves didn't speak English, and neither did many of your ancestors that immigrated here from wherever. So no, its not racist, but its pretty arrogant to expect everyone to speak English when a very large majority of Americans don't speak a second language.
    Allot of us do. But when the forces that be seem to think Spanish should be our second language, my German is not much help now is it? I mean lets be honest here, we are talking about Spanish, period.

    I am learning Spanish because I have to, not because I enjoy learning another lang.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Oh - and the obvious: Language isn't related to race.

    What - only white people speak English?

    Only black people speak Swahili?

    That whole concept is ****ing retarded. It's not like your speech is related to the color or your puss puss
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Well Tucker to be honest so do allot of people when it comes to reading. Does not mean they should not learn how.
    What difference does it make if someone never wants to learn how to read? The only person it has any effect on is them. If they don't see learning how to read as beneficial, then why should they do it?




    When my wife retires we are moving to South America. We already know will have to and have started to learn Spanish. We don't have to per say, but it is respectful to the people who already live there.
    Good for you. You're making the choice to learn Spanish because you feel it is a sign of respect to the people who live in whatever country you are going to (I just hope it ain't Brazil, Suriname, or French Guiana or else you're learning Spanish for nothing). I'm sure it will also benefit you to know the native language far more than it shows them respect, though. But it's very altruistic of you to do it entirely for their sakes.
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