Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Non-assimilation argument FAIL...


Folks this is the United States of America, “of” being the key word. South Americans, Central Americans, Mexicans and Canadians make up the “American” continents and Spanish is the language of the continents’ Hispanic majority.
Someone hasn't done his research. Majority? Not so fast there, Sparky. The North American population stands at about 528.7 million right now, with about 310 million of those in the United States and another 33 million in Canada. I am unsure of the breakdown of Hispanics in those two countries, but I'd bet it makes the population split evenly between Hispanics and non-Hispanics.

Either way it doesn't matter, though -- because the fact is that English is the dominant language HERE and it behooves everyone coming to this country to LEARN IT. I don't see how the fact that Hispanics speaking Spanish in a Spanish-language dominant country makes it okay for them not to learn English when they come to a predominantly English-speaking country, especially when the effects of them NOT learning it are relegation to a lower class.