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Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

racism is un-american?... thats why it was around soooo much in our history...

its wrong... but i really wouldn't say that it is "un-american"

Yes it is un-American, something that is un-American is something that Americans should not do and the government should not support, racism is just that. So if we use your logic, we should all be racist.

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Originally posted by WGP guy WGP guy wrote:

Have you ever noticed on the school tests (like the state ones) when it asks race it has: White, African American, Hispanic, Multiracial, other.

Why are we white???

Because those are the words people use.  If people actually started referring to themselves as "caucasian", the forms would change.  "White" is still the normal word.

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Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

What I was saying is that Americans should all have to be able to speak American.

Why?


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Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

racism is un-american?... thats why it was around soooo much in our history...

its wrong... but i really wouldn't say that it is "un-american"

Yes it is un-American, something that is un-American is something that Americans should not do and the government should not support, racism is just that. So if we use your logic, we should all be racist.



so why did the gov't support it up to about... oh 35 years ago...
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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

No no, you misunderstood me, I donít think anyone should speak American and American only, you should be allowed to speak any language you want. What I was saying is that Americans should all have to be able to speak American.

And if your American parents didn't bother to teach you English, then you get kicked out of the country?  Have your citizenship revoked?

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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Originally posted by WGP guy WGP guy wrote:

Have you ever noticed on the school tests (like the state ones) when it asks race it has: White, African American, Hispanic, Multiracial, other.

Why are we white???

Because those are the words people use.  If people actually started referring to themselves as "caucasian", the forms would change.  "White" is still the normal word.

Simple.



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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

No no, you misunderstood me, I donít think anyone should speak American and American only, you should be allowed to speak any language you want. What I was saying is that Americans should all have to be able to speak American.

And if your American parents didn't bother to teach you English, then you get kicked out of the country?  Have your citizenship revoked?

No, you just require that they are taught American when they go to school.

 

And by the way, as Americans we do not speak English, we speak American. Ask any English teacher or linguistics expert, American and English are two different languages.

 

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Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

racism is un-american?... thats why it was around soooo much in our history...

its wrong... but i really wouldn't say that it is "un-american"

Yes it is un-American, something that is un-American is something that Americans should not do and the government should not support, racism is just that. So if we use your logic, we should all be racist.



so why did the gov't support it up to about... oh 35 years ago...

Because they were wrong, plain and simple.

 

Originally posted by tia qwon do tia qwon do wrote:

 
MT. Vigilante wrote:
What I was saying is that Americans should all have to be able to speak American.

Why?



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vigilante needs the title "Capt. America"
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Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

No, you just require that they are taught American when they go to school.

So home schooling is out, unless I agree to teach my kids English?

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How about I call you an ignorant fool? It's fits you better.

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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

No, you just require that they are taught American when they go to school.

So home schooling is out, unless I agree to teach my kids English?

No, I have to admit that I havenít thought about that one enough, but you must agree that we cannot be one nation if we donít speak the same language.

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Why?  Many countries (including the US) don't all speak the same language.

There was never a time in US history when everybody spoke the same language.  Not a single day.  We seem to have managed somehow...

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The french have strict standards as far as citizenship is concerned, you must pass a language test. This would be a good thing for the US. As far as state of emergencies are concerned, traffic stops, and overall easyness is concerned, it would be great.
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i don't know... i consider myself to speak english... thats what all my teachers and proffesors have called it so far... so thats what i'm going to call it. 

Granted, we americanized the language a bit... but its still english. 

Calling it american is like calling french toast and french fries freedom toast and fries... which i find rediculous. 


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Citizenship is all well and fine...   But millions of people live in the US (legally) who are not citizens...   Are we going to impose language requirements on them also?

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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Why?  Many countries (including the US) don't all speak the same language.

There was never a time in US history when everybody spoke the same language.  Not a single day.  We seem to have managed somehow...

Well, look at our military, you have to speak American in order to be in it because you canít fallow orders if you donít know what your commander is saying.

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Originally posted by MT. Vigilante MT. Vigilante wrote:

Well, look at our military, you have to speak American in order to be in it because you canít fallow orders if you donít know what your commander is saying.

Sure - there are many benefits to English skills, and many jobs where it is a requirement.  That is seriously different, however, from saying that you flat out have to speak English.

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Originally posted by Clark Kent Clark Kent wrote:

Citizenship is all well and fine...   But millions of people live in the US (legally) who are not citizens...   Are we going to impose language requirements on them also?

If theyíre not citizens then they are not Americans, you have to be able to vote in order to be a citizen, or visa versa. And in order to be an underage citizen your parents must be citizens.

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Even if we all spoke "English," I still would not be able to understand half the words spoken by someone with an accent different than mine. Ever hear a conversation between a person with a Southern accent, a texas Drawl, a New England/ Boston Accent and a New York accent and someone that is from the West Coast/Oakland area they will all sound different and will be hard to under stand.

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