Dual Language SchoolsDual Language: A Call to Action

07/2018
Author Photo: Dr. José L. Medina

By: Dr. José L. Medina

Founder and Chief Educational Advocate at Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions
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June 2018 in Washington, DC:

"They don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our country, like MS-13."

These are the words Donald Trump wrote in a tweet as he generalized about all immigrants from Latin America and used the word infest to describe their entry into the United States.

May 2018 in New York:

"Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English. This is America. My guess is they're not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country. They have the balls to come here and live off my money? I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they could do, the least they could do is speak English."

These are the words that Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer, ranted in a restaurant as employees spoke Spanish while assisting other customers.

Oppressed

May 2018 in Montana:

"The reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here, and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is unheard of up here. It's the fact that you guys speaking Spanish in the store, in a state where it's predominantly English-speaking."

These are the words that a Border Patrol agent in Montana stated as he detained two United States citizens for over 30 minutes. Speaking Spanish was the cause for the questioning.

January 2018 in Florida:

"Fuckin' Spanish. You don't speak English. You don't have respect for anyone, and I am not going to give you any respect."

These are the words that a UPS employee spoke to a Latina as she attempted to interact with the man in the establishment.

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