official english legislation
ANNE V. GILBERT
avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Fri Jun 1 19:22:39 UTC 2001
> Absolutely horrible.
> How can anyone vote for this in good conscience?
They can't. But there has been a movement for "English only" in this
country going back at least ten years, and it is mainly a response to
frustrations about recent immigrants. Ironically, one of the first things
the immigrants --- almost without exception --- try to do is learn to
communicate in English. But these bills are directed mainly at
Spanish-speaking communities in the Southwest, California, and elsewhere.
And they have a strong racist element.
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