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Old 07-15-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: California
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I catch your drift......

Although: many stereotypical 'Hispanic' surnames end in consonants; Rodriguez, Martinez, Beltran and a few others come to mind.

And: there are scads of 'Anglo' names that end in vowels; McKenna, Calabrese, Rizzo, Osborne, etc.

My bio surname sounds extremely Hispanic------never mind that I am Nordic White with my father hailing from Hungary.
I would say common surnames, instead of stereotypical.

And Rizzo and Calabrese sound Italian to me, instead of "anglo".

 
Old 07-15-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: southern california
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here already is. here its a given that if you speak both languages chances of gettin hired are better. more for less. employers asking more and more (advanced degrees, so forth computer skills, language) for less. need a labor movement bad. requirements go up but not salaries.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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Puerto Rico is also part of the United States and Puerto Ricans Speak Spanish and Puerto Ricans are all over the United States, so they shouldnt be considered as part of the country??? There's your answer to why Spanish is also spoken and so important in this country. EQUAL RIGHTS. If black people got to be official citizens why cant everyone else? just because immigrants come here to work hard to sustain their families and themselves if not they die? huh? Many people wouldnt understand.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Puerto Rico is also part of the United States and Puerto Ricans Speak Spanish and Puerto Ricans are all over the United States, so they shouldnt be considered as part of the country??? There's your answer to why Spanish is also spoken and so important in this country. EQUAL RIGHTS. If black people got to be official citizens why cant everyone else? just because immigrants come here to work hard to sustain their families and themselves if not they die? huh? Many people wouldnt understand.
The descendants of the slaves are here legally---------their Black ancestors were brought here against their collective wills.

As for the Mexicans, etc. here illegally-----------they willingly crossed into the USA.

There is a difference.

As for Spanish usage here: English the language of choice of most Americans so deal with it.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Spanish Becoming Language of Miami - AOL News (broken link)

Honestly, this really scares me. This story could be repeated in other parts of the country if something aint done. This is already reality in one neighborhood of the city i live in (Alexandria, VA.)
More American need to wake up!

Deport the illegal aliens from America and there would be little need for translators. Only baby sitters for their illegitimate children, I suggest government orphanges. It would be cheaper on the taxpayers to support only one rather than the whole illegal alien family on Welfare. We could then educate them to be Proud Americans and have only allegiance to the United States of America!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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As long as wealthy blue hairs migrate to Florida I'm not concerned. If the help wants to speak Spanish so be it. Speaking Spanish in America is the largest handicap you can have in the business world for most jobs and 95% or so of GOOD paying jobs.

Whatever, continue avoiding the middle class, we are ok with it. It's called "lowering the bar"
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Sadly, Alanboy, this phenomenon has existed in South Florida, mainly Miami, for many many years and our leaders have chosen to ignore it. Similar to Los Angeles, some areas of Miami look like a "third world" war zone with many residents blatantly refusing to assimilate much less learn to speak English.

Bottom line . . . THEIR LOSS because they will always remain "second class citizens" which is what they claim they wanted to avoid when they emigrated here.
Spanish is also very prevalent in the most exclusive neighborhoods of Florida, trailer parks are more english-prevalent
 
Old 01-05-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Spanish is also very prevalent in the most exclusive neighborhoods of Florida, trailer parks are more english-prevalent
LOL, that's totally true. But I do believe that Miami population in general is more leaned toward spanish language.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I agree speaking only spanish or any foreign language is the biggest handicap in life other than physical .
 
Old 01-06-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Spanish is also very prevalent in the most exclusive neighborhoods of Florida, trailer parks are more english-prevalent
But obviously not very good Spanish----------apparently, the local Spanish language TV stations wind up importing people from Argentina for that very reason.
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