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Subject:Re: Re: English only legislation From:Johanna Manning <johannam -at- RAILS -dot- COAT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 21 Jan 1994 15:22:42 -0500
I agree with you Bonnie. Why is it only prejustice to say that we must
make English the OL? What are we actually saying to immigrants?
You don't have to learn English because we don't want you to be able to
operate computer programs, business deals outside of your specific
speaking groups, you are not as good as the other immigrants that came to
this country for the past 300 years and learned English? Seriously, if we
do not make English the OL, we cheat immigrants that do not speak English
from the opportunities they wanted when they came to this country. I feel
it is quite necessary for all children in this country to communicate in
the official language of business.