What is your point? If a business wants it employees to speak only Engish in front of English speakers, I have no problem with that...I also think that English should be learned by everyone, because it is a way to get ahead in this country.
But note: from a business perspective it is foolish, indeed stupid, to not understand where a large portion of your customers might come from...this country is rapidly becoming a place where a diverse marketplace, with a need for several languages, is developing. Smart business people will learn how to harnass this market. Dumb ones won't.
In response to your #99
I repeat what I said earlier, "The inability to communicate with one another is what divides us".
United we Stand, Divided we Fall. I want every immigrant that comes to America to be proud to be an American. "Melting Pot" describes, to me, a conglomeration of many cultures who come together to be one.
You know, I'm trying to figure this out in my mind, I see "Chinatown" in San Francisco and love it. Am I racist? I certainly never thought so, I believe God made man in many colors and don't care what color a person is born under.
I think my resentment of speaking Spanish is because I have to "dial 2" for Spanish and the fact that I feel America should take immigrants from many countries and cultures around the world and we all together will make Americans. What we are getting from Mexico is not "immigration", it is "invasion" with the expectation that we must assimilate into their culture, not the other way around.
Yes..True!....But you miss a salient point of this thred...Which is...That Immigrant Spanish children are placed at a tremendous and largely permanent disadvantage by having their parents decide for them that it is not important to learn English as their prime language......as every other major immigrant group has done before them.