posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 09:08 PM
Although there is no "official" language in the United States, over 96% claim to speak English "well, or very well," according to Wikipedia, with
well over 80% of those born here being fluent in a variation of North American English.
That is if I read correctly.
I am all for making immigrants learn English, and I am slightly confused as to why none of the proposed bills and amendments that would have made
English the official language have yet to pass. There are too many jobs that require an applicant to speak Spanish, and I have a problem with that.
Now, don't get me wrong, as I do understand that some jobs require that an applicant be fluent in another language.
However, there are other cases, such as those when employers wishes to hire people that speak Spanish because the employers themselves speak Spanish,
as well as the workers, which is biased. You ask why I am picking on Spanish? Well, because I live in Texas for one, and second, I don't see an
influx of Canadian immigrants, AND all of the Oriental, Middle Eastern, Asian immigrants that I have encountered have been relatively fluent in
English. That's why.
I frequent a convenience store that is owned by someone of Middle-Eastern descent, and this guy speaks four different languages. I knew from our
interactions that he could speak English; I always heard him talking in Arabic; One day I heard him speaking Spanish to a customer, and he told me he
speaks German after I asked him. Not only that, but his entire family could as well, and they worked with him in the store. Now that is coming to the
It isn't that I am prejudiced or biased against Mexicans, it is just that I am biased toward illegal immigration, as well as biased against natural
born citizens having to learn Spanish for a minimum wage job.