(Not so new) news flash, the United States does not have an official language 🧐 Yet, there’ve been efforts from different groups to make English the official language for decades.
Instead of being proud of our bilingual skills, we’re forced to conceal them. 22% of Latinos say they’ve been discriminated against for speaking Spanish in public, and the Border Patrol has even detained people just for speaking Spanish 🤯
We can’t believe it either. Especially since there are over 300 languages spoken in the U.S., and Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world!
Sadly, language debates are rarely about language itself. They reflect intolerance and discrimination against the people who happen to speak those languages.
Making English the “official U.S. language” will only fuel bigots who equate a foreign language with being “un-American”.
Afuera with the naysayers, we are proud to be bilingual and we will speak as we please!