Mostly, you apparently have NO clue that languages are to communicate with other people. You WANT people put into ethic and racial categories and what them kept separate - "but equal - by language. How else could you goal of preserving bigotries succeed?
You logic is the logic of why it was a criminal offense to teach slaves to read English. You do not want inferior people to you - meaning racially and ethnically - to be part of your society.
I fail to see how this particular coke commercial could in any way be offensive or insulting to anyone.
How soft and pathetic have "we" become when something of this nature causes disgust or discomfort?
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
What is it that you people cannot understand about what WE are saying? We are not saying we don't want immigrants or that we dislike their culture or their languages.
Now I'm going to say this again, so pay CLOSE attention to the words here: The problem here is that these immigrants (illegals who cannot speak english), ADD to our poverty level. They are hurting THEMSELVES too. We need to be able to COMMUNICATE with one another in order to make things work. If we cannot communicate with one another, that is going to lead to a lot of misunderstanding and DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.
Do you get it now? Or are you all still going to cry bigotry because that's all you can see in everything?
Now here is an example of just SOME of the things that can happen on the job site when people cannot communicate with one another.
For Hard Hats, a Confusion of Tongues
By TINA KELLEY
Published: December 15, 1999
Last summer, as a worker welded steel beams in a church in Aurora, Colo., falling sparks ignited wooden trusses below. Another worker, seeing the flames and smoke, yelled a warning, but the welder did not understand a word.
He spoke Spanish; his co-worker spoke Russian. So the fire spread, causing several hundred thousand dollars in damages. ''If someone could've communicated there, there would've been less damage, and they could have stopped the spread of the fire,'' said Terry Kish, director of human resources services for the Colorado Contractors Association in Englewood.
As more immigrants pour into the United States, more workplaces are resounding with the sound of foreign tongues. Keeping the lines of communication open among linguistic groups is important in any work setting, of course, but nowhere is it more critical than in the construction trade, where misunderstandings can set in motion million-dollar mistakes -- or cost lives.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cites the example of a demolition worker who was killed last year when he was struck by the boom of the machine he was operating while demolishing a Manhattan office building. He left the machine while it was running and inadvertently pressed the boom control pedal. The safety instruction book was written in English; the worker understood only Polish.