PoliticsUS Hispanic

Bilingual = ghetto, who knew?

By March 4, 2007 March 3rd, 2008 No Comments

I rarely involve political issues on my public blog, but this one ooozes with the need to discuss, simply because it is a propagation of some very misguided views on Hispanics in general. Newt Gingrich reportedly equated speaking Spanish with living in a ghetto, leaving out the hoards of Spanish speakers who live in the suburbs and other non-ghetto areas. I really found this statement to be the epitome of the narrow view some folks still have of Hispanics. “The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. … We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto,” Gingrich said on Saturday suring a speech to the National Federation of Republican Women.
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Danay Escanaverino

Danay Escanaverino

Danay Escanaverino is a Latina entrepreneur, mom, avid traveler, tech geek, history buff, blogger and ADHD poster child She is CEO of LunaSol Media and Founder of #LatinaMeetup . Follow her on Instagram , Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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