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Posted on 05/12/2005 5:53:30 AM PDT by cyborg
I've frequented many illegal immigration threads, yet I've never participated in any serious activism. I'm not that political but I've had enough. I was driving down a main street and noticed a quite large ad for apartment renters in SPANISH ONLY. It really bothered me because I think it's discrimination as anyone who doesn't know spanish won't be able to read the sign. I wrote to the county EOC a very brief note asking what can be done. I do believe in property rights but with the history of racial red lining on Long Island that was as bad as legal segregation was in the South, I think someone had to say something.
Was I wrong for asking? It's mostly a symbolic move since I expect whoever to write me back saying it's their right.
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I know spanish, but it should also be in english. Most signs are bilingual around here.
In Lawrence, Massachusetts, not too far from where I grew up, just about every store sign on the main drag is written in Spanish, not English.
I was in the grocery store yesterday & in the cheese aisle there was a display (I think it was put out by Kraft) of recipe booklets. I kept looking at them trying to figure out what they were for - it was all in Spanish, only a tiny line of English at the bottom. The rest was in Spanish - & this is in little old "hicktown" Kentucky. We don't have that many Spanish speaking people here.
I'm not alone then. I think it's ridiculous and it's in your face arrogance.
I would expect that in a bodega. I am not bothered by spanish only signs when I go in a bodega because I know it's owned by spanish speaking people. However, a big apartment complex in a place with a lot of english speakers? Weird.
I was in Miami on business a few years ago and thought I'd drive through "Little Havana" to see what it was like. I thought I'd accidentally crossed over into a bananna republic! Not one single thing was in English, not even the street signs.
That's insane, but largely the government's fault.
We have one out at Burke Lake that's in 16 languages. Tells folks about "deep water wear a vest".
You know, I graduated from high school in the 70's & my high school counselors THEN told me to take Spanish because it would be spoken as much as English someday. I guess they were right.
It's a little rusty, but here goes - "Como esta usted?"
I guess I better start brushing up.
Sounds like your teacher was right!
Took over a century!
¿Usted piensa cómo bien que el juez leería las muestras dejó reparto solo con la gente en su corte?
A mí me parece que están caminando en él otra vez.
What? Long Island and Massachusetts? I thought only Border States had problems with large populations of Hispanics...
You know, I wouldn't mind it so bad if it were for a large contingent of Spanish speaking people that were here legitimately - but what really galls me is that most of this is directed at ILLEGAL aliens. There is a food company close to here & that is all they have working for them.
Something has to change before it's too late.
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