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  • Non-English speakers face added challenges

    08/15/2006 11:37:19 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 77 replies · 1,231+ views
    modbee ^ | 8/15/06 | j sbranti
    Luis Bañuelos didn't speak a word of English five years ago when he moved to Modesto from Nayarit, a state on Mexico's west coast. He still doesn't speak English, and he's not trying to learn. "I haven't really needed to learn English since there are so many (Spanish-speaking) Latinos already here in this country," Bañuelos, 25, said in Spanish. "I mostly stay in my own neighborhood so I won't get stuck in a situation where they only speak English." Whenever that happens, Bañuelos runs "to find someone who can translate for me." He's not alone. Nearly one in five Stanislaus...
  • 'White flight' sparks calls for dual language

    07/05/2006 7:46:38 AM PDT · by srotaG adirolF · 78 replies · 2,339+ views
    Vail Daily News ^ | July 4, 2006 | Gina Guarascio
    CARBONDALE - Adrienne Davis graduated from Carbondale's Roaring Fork High School in 1999. She is now a teacher at Edwards Elementary School where in a few years all the classes will be taught in both Spanish and English. Starting this fall, all kindergarten classes will be dual language. And as those classes move up, eventually the entire school will be bilingual. It is a solution that is working in Edwards, Davis said, where formerly about 80 percent of the kids in the elementary school were Hispanic. "It is definitely a positive thing," Davis said. "The kids are all playing together....
  • ALERT! CLINTONS CONTINUE ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS RIGHT

    06/16/2006 4:33:27 AM PDT · by Mia T · 51 replies · 1,212+ views
    NewsMax via Free Republic ^ | 6.16.06 | Mia T
    ALERT!CLINTONS CONTINUE ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS RIGHT by Mia T, 6.15.06     "For ... the so-called Christian right and its allies, their great sin has been believing they were in full possession of the truth." bill clintonTanenbaum Center For Interreligious Understanding*New York, New York, 16 June 2006 * Note the irony WHY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT MUST MOBILIZE AGAINST HILLARY:CLINTON CONFLATES EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AND ISLAMO-FASCIST TERRORISTS by Mia T, 03.16.06 It is wrong to demonize and cartoonize one another and ignore evidence and to make false charges and to bear false witness. Sometimes I think our friends on the other side...
  • They the People (We are a fragmented nation,ripping at the seams)

    06/07/2006 3:34:59 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 839+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Wednesday, June 07, 2006 | Nancy Salvato
    We are a fragmented nation. Erosion is slowly chipping away at the belief system that once served to tie us together as a people. Indeed, movements are afoot, and their radical self interest goals at odds with the vision of our founders. Perhaps most frightening are large numbers of people so focused on their own wants and needs that they are oblivious to the threat, and unconcerned how each tear in the collective fabric of our country effects their lives in the long run. The patchwork quilt, constructed from the assortment of ethnic groups making up our unique population, is...
  • Pluribus Sine Unum Will the Senate impose race-based government on Hawaii?

    06/05/2006 5:35:47 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-5-06 | JOHN FUND
    America's motto is "E pluribus unum," Latin for "Out of many, one." Some U.S. senators seem to be reading it backward. This week the Senate will consider legislation that would create an independent, race-based government for Native Hawaiians. If the bill becomes law, it would create a racial spoils system that would hand special privileges to up to one-fifth of the state's population--including many with only a trace of Hawaiian blood. It could inspire mainland groups such as Hispanic separatists to seek similar spoils, should they ever gain enough political leverage.
  • Calls for freedom make the jigsaw of Europe more complicated than ever

    06/02/2006 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 419+ views
    London Times ^ | June 02, 2006 | Jeremy Page and Richard Beeston
    MOST people would struggle to point out Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika on a map, let alone pronounce it. Those who can, know it as a hotbed of smuggling, the site of a vast Soviet-era weapons dump, or perhaps the home of Sheriff Tiraspol football club. But this tiny sliver of land, known in English as Transdniestr, is the latest European enclave to make a bid for independence following Montenegro’s decision to declare statehood last month. Igor Smirnov, Transdniestr’s “President”, has announced that its 550,000 people will vote in a referendum in September on whether to seek formal independence from Moldova. “The...
  • The Akaka State?

    06/02/2006 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1,078+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
    The last time we wrote about the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, in July 2005, we called it secessionist, unconstitutional and un-American. And that was being kind. Our view of the bill -- which, like Freddy Krueger, refuses to die -- hasn't changed. But now that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has promised to bring it to a cloture vote in the coming days, it's worth reminding readers what this ugly drama from the beautiful state is all about. The Reorganization Act -- better known as the Akaka Bill, after its U.S. Senate sponsor, Democrat Daniel Akaka -- would create...
  • What's black and white and read all over and is more self-destructive than pre-9/11 thinking?

    05/14/2006 5:10:23 AM PDT · by Mia T · 78 replies · 3,004+ views
    Jim Robinson, John Podhoretz, Richard Miniter, Madeleine Albright, hillary clinton, bill clinton | 5.14.06 | Mia T
    What's black and white and read all over and is more self-destructive than pre-9/11 thinking?   by Mia T, 5.14.06   re-clinton thinking, that's what.... Putting doctrinal purity ahead of making sure a defective and dangerous clinton never again controls this country is pre-clinton thinking. We no longer have the luxury of time or circumstance to massage our sensibilities, to indulge our indignations. We will not survive another clinton. (We may yet not survive the first one.)     ALBRIGHT1: 'Bin Laden and his Network Declared War2 on the United States and Struck First and We Have Suffered Deeply'by...
  • THREE WOMEN AND A FUNERAL: how the clintons are handling the hillary dud factor-part 3

    03/19/2006 3:19:02 AM PST · by Mia T · 65 replies · 4,508+ views
    C-SPAN, rushlimbaugh.com | 03.19.06 | Mia T
    THREE WOMEN AND A FUNERAL:HOW THE CLINTONS ARE HANDLING THE HILLARY DUD FACTOR 3   by Mia T, 03.18.06   er head bobbed nonstop in servile compliance.... Her gaze was fawning, fixed on him.... Her mouth was frozen shut, corners upturned a carefully calibrated nine degrees above the horizontal.... Not a smile.... (Never a smile).... Just enough of an upturn to hide the always-present anger. His sock puppet was on display.... Finally.... He spoke for both of them, alternating between oily racist and reliable misogynist. Instead of striking out as her own person in this friendly venue--it was the...
  • THE VOUCHER RANT OF MISS HILLARY: WHY THE WHIFF OF RACISM EXCEEDS THE WORDS

    03/02/2006 5:07:37 AM PST · by Mia T · 69 replies · 2,748+ views
    03.02.06 | 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten and Mia T
    THE VOUCHER RANT OF MISS HILLARY:WHY THE WHIFF OF RACISM EXCEEDS THE WORDS HILLARY CLINTON, DANGEROUS DEMAGOGUEWHAT IS HER VOUCHER RANT REALLY ABOUT ANYWAY?AFTERWORD by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten, Mia T, 03.02.06 omething had been bothering me ever since I first heard miss hillary's voucher rant. The whiff of racism was undeniable, but it seemed to exceed the actual words. Well, FReeper 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten has nailed it. Miss-hillary-of-the-plantation delivered her rant in the form and cadence of an ethnic joke. (And we all know that hillary clinton has had considerable practice doing ethnic jokes.... And...
  • Student Newspaper Promotes Diversity In Language, School

    02/11/2006 2:18:32 PM PST · by zaxxon · 18 replies · 390+ views
    Channel3000.com/Madison, Wisconsin ^ | February 10, 2006 | n/a
    MADISON, Wis. -- Students at La Follette High School are making sure every student has a voice through the use of their school newspaper, WISC-TV reported. With the first edition of La Follette Lance in 2006, the newspaper began targeting students who thought they had been forgotten. For example, Andres Garcia enjoys the entire page of Spanish articles the Lance editors and writers produce for each issue. "This is something that was actually overdue," Garcia said. "That was something we should have had years ago." We want reading the Lance to be easy and fun," said Lance co-editor and senior...
  • "MULTICULTURALISM" FORUM GATHERS MOSCOW'S SUPPORTERS

    10/19/2005 7:06:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 972+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | October 19, 2005 | Vladimir Socor
    On October 15 in Moscow, officials from the presidential administration and other Kremlin-connected figures hosted a "Forum on Democracy and Multiculturalism in the Euro-East." The participants included representatives of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Karabakh, activists of pro-Russia parties and associations from several post-Soviet countries, and Moscow figures who -- according to Kremlin consultant Gleb Pavlovsky, speaking at the Forum -- "play a major if often shadowy role in developing Russia's real policy" (Regnum, October 15). Outlining geopolitical challenges and opportunities to Russia, Pavlovsky noted that the United States is focusing its hostile attention on Belarus, "our basic military-political ally."...
  • REPORT CARDS IN 9 LANGUAGES

    10/08/2005 5:49:16 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 85 replies · 1,607+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10-8-05 | DAVID ANDREATTA
    October 8, 2005 -- The City Council Education Committee yesterday paved the way for a new bill requiring the city to translate report cards and other school-related documents into nine languages. The Department of Education already translates many documents into Spanish, Russian and Chinese and is aiming to provide services in six other languages through an expanded translation unit this fall. But supporters of the bill said the department's efforts do not go far enough. Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens), lead sponsor of the bill known as the "Education Equity Act," said the measure attempts "to engage parents who may not...
  • Understanding the Hatred of Roberts and America by Some on the Left

    09/12/2005 3:41:03 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 279+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/12/05 | Purple Mountains
    The raw hatred spewed by the NARAL ad attacking Judge Roberts was almost physically hurtful to view. How have we come to this point – where a leftist political organization thinks it is acceptable to air such cruel lies about and try to destroy a decent man? How can a university professor like Ward Churchill refer to the victims of 9/11 as “little Eichmanns who got what was coming to them”? At least when Senator McCarthy, back in the 1950’s, tried to destroy people, he thought he was saving America. These people would destroy us.
  • Multiculturalism Is the Poison That Could Kill Us

    09/01/2005 5:12:52 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 220+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/01/05 | Purple Mountains
    Multiculturalism, the opposite of the melting pot, is the concept that all cultures have equal value, and, therefore, immigrants to America should not be assimilated because American culture is no better than the culture they sacrificed everything to escape. If this seems illogical and ridiculous, it doesn’t seem to matter because this is what is being taught to many American children. To make things worse, multiculturalism proponents usually carry this a major step further. They proclaim that American culture is evil because some of our forefathers engaged in some of the same behaviors the rest of the world practiced: we...
  • Multiculturalism Under The Microscope

    07/30/2005 9:40:46 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 11 replies · 535+ views
    The Bahama Journal ^ | 29/07/05 | Godfrey Eneas
    Most countries with prosperous economies are experiencing the rush of immigrants to their shores. For years, Europe embarked on a policy of multiculturalism in order to accommodate the immigrant rush. This was essentially a policy of accommodation to appease the range of immigrants in order to facilitate multiculturalism which seemed to be an acceptable and workable public policy.As a result of the outbreak of terrorism acts around Europe specifically recent bombings in London and Madrid, this policy is being reassessed by European governments. When Europe shut down its colonial empire and set those former colonies "free", many former subjects opted...
  • More Hollywood Remakes Cast Minorities

    06/08/2005 11:10:24 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 38 replies · 1,198+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2005 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    NEW YORK - When Jackie Gleason was growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in the 1930s, many of his neighbors resembled his family, Irish and working-class. Today, the residents remain mostly working-class, but almost all are black. Perhaps, then, it makes sense that a film remake of Gleason's classic TV comedy "The Honeymooners" would feature a mostly black cast, with Cedric the Entertainer as the new face of loudmouthed Ralph Kramden. The film, which opens in theaters Friday, reflects a growing trend in recent years called cross-casting — casting minorities in roles originally played by whites. Halle Berry...
  • Jesse Jackson Column Draws Heat from Ohio Sec. of State's Office

    12/03/2004 2:20:00 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 64 replies · 5,337+ views
    Copyright 2004 Editor & Publisher ^ | December 01, 2004 6:00 PM ET | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK A syndicated newspaper column by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, which slammed Ohio's handling of the recent presidential election, is being accused of "blatant inaccuracies" by the Ohio Secretary of State's office. Carlo Lo Paro, press secretary for Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, claims that Jackson's column, distributed earlier this week through Tribune Media Services, contains numerous inaccuracies that hint at improper behavior by Blackwell's office. "We expect someone writing an op-ed and a syndicate distributing that op-ed would fact-check information and have a responsibility to the facts," Lo Paro told E&P Wednesday. "We believe someone can have...
  • Bilingual districts need more funding

    08/24/2004 5:41:00 AM PDT · by FITZ · 27 replies · 401+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | August 24, 2004 | Gary Scharrer
    AUSTIN -- Property-poor school districts with large numbers of English-deficient students -- such as those in El Paso -- have little chance to consistently reach the state's highest accountability rating, an expert witness testified Monday in the school finance trial. No Texas school district with an "exemplary" ranking for all six years of the state's accountability system has had any bilingual students, school finance consultant and retired state legislator Paul Colbert testified. Of the 62 school districts that have reached "exemplary" status during each of the past three years, 58 have not had any bilingual students, he said, while two...
  • America no longer white, united, English-speaking

    04/03/2004 11:22:26 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 1,026 replies · 2,786+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 02 April 2004 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In 1960, when JFK defeated Nixon, America was a nation of 160 million, 90 percent white and 10 percent black, with a few million Hispanics and Asians sprinkled among us. We were one nation, one people. We worshipped the same God, spoke the same English language, studied American history and English literature, honored the same heroes, read the same books, watched the same TV shows, went to the same movies and saw ourselves as defenders of Western civilization against the godless communism of the Soviet Empire. We were confident and proud of who we were. That was yesterday. But due...
  • Beware Iraqoslavia--question of revised borders offers parallel between Iraq and former Yugoslavia

    02/02/2004 5:34:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 129+ views
    TCS ^ | 02/02/2004 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    The question of revised borders offers a parallel between Iraq and the former Yugoslavia -- one of several that should... Will Iraq survive as a single country, or is it destined to be partitioned between its three constituent communities, the Kurds, Sunni Muslim Arabs, and Shia Arabs? This controversy, which has yet to rise to the status of formal debate anywhere, nonetheless lurks in the background as policy experts and pundits offer predictions for Iraq's future. The question of revised borders offers a parallel between Iraq and the former Yugoslavia -- one of several that should trouble the sleep of...
  • Texas border training fights global terrorism - Bosnians train U.S. Customs Inspection Officials

    08/02/2002 3:06:58 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 348+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 2, 2002 | By BRENDA RODRIGUEZ / The Dallas Morning News
    Texas border training fights global terrorism 08/02/2002 By BRENDA RODRIGUEZ / The Dallas Morning News BROWNSVILLE - As Bosnian law enforcement officers wrap up a week of training Friday with U.S. Customs Service inspectors on the border, government officials say such exercises build relationships with other countries that eventually may protect the United States from weapons of mass destruction. "In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. Customs is doing everything it can to strengthen America's borders and help other nations strengthen their borders," said David Higgerson, Customs port director for the Hidalgo/Pharr port of entry, where the...
  • Bilingualism on Rise

    10/09/2003 7:38:44 AM PDT · by wildbill · 25 replies · 446+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/09/2003 | Sonya Garza
    Bilingualism on the rise By Sonja Garza San Antonio Express-News Web Posted : 10/09/2003 12:00 AM As a child growing up in the border town of Laredo, Maria Elena Garcia — like most everybody else she knew — spoke both Spanish and English at home. Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia says when he was growing up, he wasn't allowed to speak Spanish at school. But the latest Census Bureau report says that in seven Texas counties — including Hidalgo — 80 percent speak a non-English language at home. Associated Press Graphic: Language at home Flash plugin needed to view graphic....
  • The Coming of Mexifornia - Victor Davis Hanson’s Second Thoughts on Immigration

    08/21/2003 5:14:05 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 47 replies · 792+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | August 21, 2003 | John Fonte
    When Victor Davis Hanson talks, Washington’s conservative elite listens. A brilliant classical scholar, a prolific military historian, and a hands-on, tractor-driving, fifth-generation California farmer, Professor Hanson has lectured the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dined at the Vice President’s home, and advised the President of the United States. In his latest book, Mexifornia: A State Of Becoming, Hanson dissects America’s mass immigration/anti-assimilation status quo and details how it undermines our national interests. He bluntly lays out the problem: "The really perilous course lies in preserving the status quo and institutionalizing our past failed policies: open borders, unlimited immigration, dependence on cheap...
  • Bustamonte a member of MECHA

    08/20/2003 7:56:04 PM PDT · by Ethyl · 17 replies · 295+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/20/03 | Townhall.com
    Bustamante, MEChA and the media Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2003 | Michelle Malkin Posted on 08/20/2003 11:31 AM EDT by LiteKeeper August 20, 2003 Now that Democrat Cruz Bustamante is California's gubernatorial recall front-runner, we can look forward to in-depth media investigations of the Latino candidate's long-held ties to the racial separatist group MEChA, right? Ha. While Katie Couric complains about GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger being "the son of a Nazi party member" and international media outlets assail Schwarzenegger adviser Pete Wilson as "anti-immigrant" and "racially divisive," the liberal press has been stone-cold silent on Bustamante's connection to one...
  • Chicano Park renovationists allowed use of term 'Aztlán'

    03/10/2003 1:34:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Union-Tribune ^ | March 5, 2003 | Leonel Sanchez
    Chicano Park can feature the word Aztlán after all. Caltrans will allow proposed art featuring the Chicano term to remain in a $600,000 federally funded plan to renovate the aging park. The word refers to U.S. land that once belonged to Mexico. The state Department of Transportation had questioned whether spending federal money on projects featuring Aztlán could violate grant-related civil rights laws. After studying the issue, the agency concluded that "it does not," said Caltrans district director Pedro Orso. Orso made the announcement yesterday afternoon at the world-famous park under the San Diego Coronado Bridge during a meeting with...
  • Americanizing Newcomers Again

    10/31/2002 11:29:19 PM PST · by rmlew · 13 replies · 315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 30, 2002 | W. James Antle III
    Americanizing Newcomers AgainBy W. James Antle IIIEtherzone.com | October 30, 2002 If the U.S. immigration system is to have any purpose, it would seem that it should be the creation of new Americans. To that end, admission criteria would be revamped to prefer those who wish to become Americans and the naturalization process would emphasize assimilation - what we once called "Americanization."Up to this point, such prominent center-right opinion leaders and policy advocates as Ron Unz, Linda Chavez and Ben Wattenberg would strongly agree. But they would also couple their call for greater assimilation - and admirable opposition to the...
  • Electoral apartheid comes to Britain

    08/07/2002 5:41:05 PM PDT · by dighton · 18 replies · 323+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08/08/2002 | Nick Britten
    A Government agency is to introduce electoral apartheid to Britain by holding a ballot in which voters are racially segregated.The New Deal for Communities (NDC) in Nottingham is electing new members to its board in October, but voters are allowed to vote only for a candidate from the same ethnic background.Supporters said the new system would ensure that businesses from ethnic minorities got “the board member they felt would represent their interests best”.But doubts were cast yesterday on the new system’s moral, democratic and legal standing.The poll is asking more than 250 businesses to elect four business representatives on to...
  • Mexicans, Legal & Illegal, Transform USA

    05/29/2002 2:42:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 188 replies · 3,289+ views
    National Anxiety Center ^ | May 29, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    The 2000 Census revealed that, in at least 13 States surveyed to date, more US residents are speaking Spanish at home. Not English. This is the result of nation’s growing Hispanic population throughout the 1990s. It has risen an astonishing 58 percent to 35.3 million. In some places such as California, native-born English-speaking business owners are taking Spanish lessons or hiring bilingual employees. Speaking Spanish at home is fine with me, but taking it out to the larger community and, in effect, requiring that it too speak Spanish is just dead wrong. A common language binds Americans to one another....
  • School may drop Lincoln holiday in favor of Cesar Chavaz birthday [California]

    05/07/2002 3:01:35 AM PDT · by snopercod · 149 replies · 654+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | May 6, 2000 | Jason Bono
    SAN LEANDRO -- Abraham Lincoln may have to forfeit his solo holiday to Cesar Chavez on the San Leandro school calendar. Beginning next year, Lincoln's holiday may be dropped to honor labor leader Cesar Chavez on his birthday, March 31, pending school board approval. Several board members have already expressed support for the idea. The San Leandro Teachers Association voted last month to make the change; 65 percent were in favor. "The diversity of our community is growing, and it looks beautiful and we want to honor our Latino families," said Thomas Morse, political action chairman for the union. "And...
  • HELP (Vanity) Balkanization and Europe

    04/24/2002 3:37:13 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 2 replies · 436+ views
    N/A | 24/4/2002 | none
    Freepers, I need some help. I am assisting a friend write a paper for a philosophy class. The question concerns Europe's present predicament, the Welfare State v. their own Cultural Identity. If anyone has good reputable sources, articles, etc. on the issue of Balkanization, its Economic impact on Europe, or any deeper philosophical arguments it would be greatly appreciated.