Skip to comments.Black Teens Feel the 'Bilingual Preferred' Summer Job Blues
Posted on 05/06/2008 7:36:40 AM PDT by Technoman
'Don't speak Spanish can't get the job?'
When San Bernardino High School teens Jazanique Jackson, Ashanae Brown and Kimyen Hawkins decided they wanted to work this summer, they left nothing to chance.
They knew the rules: plan ahead; role play; be positive; adapt; relate and encourage. So when they hit the streets to start their summer job search they were prepared for virtually every eventuality except one.
¿No habla ingles? Can't speak Spanish.
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Way to stay on topic, white sheet.
if you can’t pronounce it, how can you talk to them?
I had to return something at Walmart yesterday and the person tagging the returns spoke no English.
When will we ever get a national language; English for preference.
"Excuse me, I speak jive."
“Are these people, or cologne brands?....”
Hah! That’s hilarious.
Err, that would be: ¿No habla Español?
And a lot of the comments are just making fun of how black people talk. Gee. I wonder why so many people think Republicans are racists.
Wouldn’t this affect white teens also?
Anyway, I find it difficult to believe that...
Someone can’t learn to order fast food in ENGLISH!
You don’t have a very positive view of black people, do you?
Sadly, when Rome got its lingua franca (literally “language of the Franks) it wasn’t Latin.
“Someone cant learn to order fast food in ENGLISH!”
Or point to the picture for that matter.
The kids should sue and force all of the businesses to prove they did all they could to ensure the workers were legal.
Entitlement, in this context, means “not entitled, but getting it nevertheless”.
There are a couple of local places I don’t go anymore simply because I cannot communicate with the counter help. I am somewhat hard of hearing, and by the time I try to listen carefully (most people mumble I have discovered!) and decipher the heavily accented, broken English (or blank stares) my level of frustration is way higher than it needs to be.
“And a lot of the comments are just making fun of how black people talk. Gee. I wonder why so many people think Republicans are racists.”
Get ready for the “You’re a humorless Obama-loving liberal!” comments.
Believe me, if this was about white kids not being able to get a job because they don’t speak Spanish, the tone would be very different.
You would think they would come over given how they’ve been screwed by open borders.
Perhaps they realize all of them are liars, and would rather just pick the liar that is “one of their own”.
Looking at it that way, I just don’t see it happening.
“Bilingual preferred” affects all groups adversely-not just black teens. It happens in every sector. While I can see the practicality of some businesses in some areas preferring bilingual employees, the concept is also a screaming example of discrimination in hiring, and should be treated as such.
Why isn't Jessie Jackson out in front of one of these businesses?
The store that brings you everything cheap at your expense.
I know when I first started job hunting here in S. FL many of the jobs required bilingual folk. I didn’t even apply, since I don’t speak enough Spanish to consider myself bilingual. But, this affects everyone, it would seem.
You made a sweeping generalization about what black people will "always" do. Your comment (#15)was not a positive one and has been expunged. But you seem to think you're the good guy and I am out of line. Have a nice day.
Because Jessie would like to have, as followers, illegal aliens and their offspring.
This is just another attempt by the activists to show that they "care" about blacks in the unlikely event that they will join the anti-illegal movement. They aint gonna be joining us Crackahs on this or any other issue anytime soon.
That’s the way it is in California. I was in Northern Cal this weekend in a town called Morgan Hill. Stopped at McD’s, and we were the only white family in the restaurant at the time. Everyone was speaking Spanish— employees and customers. It’s like that a lot in the farming towns. I live in a farming town, so I’m used to it.
However, I was in Davis earlier in the weekend, and I didn’t see very many Latino folks, even though it’s a farm community. There seemed to be different crops there, requiring less manual labor, so I surmised that might be a reason.
Agreed! And these same fools--with their heads up their a#$es--will likely wonder how their country was taken from them.
Yup. When my daughter was 15 she was hired at the local McDonald’s specifically because she was the only employee who could speak good clear English, and the management thought it would be nice to have someone for English-speaking customers. But most of the clientele was Spanish and didn’t want to deal with her. She found the harassment, sexual and otherwise, from the Spanish too much to endure and left after about six months.
Because the liberal apparati have made it (stupidly) unnecessary to even learn enough English to order fast food. In the future, the anglos will be forced to learn Spanish lest we jeapordize their “culture”. Another nail in the coffin of the proud USA!
There aren't any 'activists' mentioned in the story.
It is not another attempt by activists as you say.
It is simply the true current state of affairs for many people in California, Florida and many other places. It's not just young black people who are affected but young black kids often have less options available to them.
If this was the McDonald's off Monterey Highway, they were well known for hiring kids of all colors. And at that time (pre 1986 amnesty), Morgan Hill had even more agricultural activity, the illegal aliens mostly working in the fields. Around twenty years ago, the service businesses in Morgan Hill abruptly replaced the kids with Latino immigrants with limited English skills. This happened so quick, it's almost as if the business community got together and decided to make the transition at once.
Yeah, there's a reason. It's called the University of California at Davis, one of the largest universities in the U.C. system. College students often work at these type of jobs, and you have to speak decent English to be a student there.
You have to speak English to get into UCD???
Yes, Terry Anderson, the only talk show host that speaks the truth on illegal immigration.
While bilingual skills are a good thing, it is NOT good when all the employees speak only Spanish in an English speaking country. I've encountered that problem at a McDonald's in Greenwood Village (south of Denver). English speaking customers were reduced to pointing at a pictorial menu on the ordering counter and holding up fingers for the number wanted. Substitutions? Too bad. No accommodation for that.
It happens everyday. It happened to my son. He solved the problem by learning Spanish. What "tone" did you have in mind?
Why bother when everyone, including the government, is catering to your laziness in not learning English?