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Old 05-31-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Malamute, did you even bother reading the explanations contained in the the same post at all?
Take a short time and read the respective posts. Nowhere will you find anybody saying that speaking Spanish is assimilating.
The statement "speaking Spanish doesn't mean you're not assimilated" is not the same as saying "speaking Spanish is assimilating".
Don't just pick a short line of some post and distort it, please.
Check the article regarding Miami becoming a Spanish speaking city where Americans speaking the common language of this country are facing job discrimination. Miami is a good example of assimilation not happening -- yet there are those defending the notion that the USA SHOULD become divided by language and it's only fair to deny Americans jobs.

It's fine to learn Spanish -- I did and I gladly use it when I travel to Mexico. If I were to ever relocate to Mexico then I would speak it all the time and I would want to assimilate. If I speak English almost exclusively when I'm in Mexico and use English to exclude people of Mexico from a conversation when I can speak Spanish, then I would not call that assimilating at all. If I went to Mexico and opened a business and hired only English speakers then I would say that was not assimilating.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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Check the article regarding Miami becoming a Spanish speaking city where Americans speaking the common language of this country are facing job discrimination. Miami is a good example of assimilation not happening -- yet there are those defending the notion that the USA SHOULD become divided by language and it's only fair to deny Americans jobs.

It's fine to learn Spanish -- I did and I gladly use it when I travel to Mexico. If I were to ever relocate to Mexico then I would speak it all the time and I would want to assimilate. If I speak English almost exclusively when I'm in Mexico and use English to exclude people of Mexico from a conversation when I can speak Spanish, then I would not call that assimilating at all. If I went to Mexico and opened a business and hired only English speakers then I would say that was not assimilating.
That still doesn't justify you claiming that someone here stated that "speaking Spanish is assimilating".
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