Conservative friends.

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...
Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I personally know people that think that its acceptable to call the language spoken in Mexico an inferior form of Spanish.  They believe that Mexicans should stay in Mexico and if they make the mistake of coming to the U.S. to work and improve their life they must learn English.  They believe that Mexicans should solve all the problems in their own country before they immigrate here.  All of this is said with an implied superior attitude.

 

I think that all American school children should be required to learn at least rudimentary Spanish just so that they don’t make stupid racist comments when they grow up.  A person who doesn’t speak Spanish is just too ignorant to insult it. My father grew up speaking only German when he entered Kindergarten in Theresa, WI during a time in history when Germany was having social and political problems. He was also subjected to prejudice and even physical abuse in the public school system. He learned English in spite of this prejudiced stupidity based on fear and ignorance.

 

I am sure that Jesus speaks Spanish among other languages.  Maybe we should try to follow his example.

 

 

 

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One thought on “Conservative friends.

  1. Thanks for the pingback. It takes a lot of effort to learn another language, but anything that help communication and understanding between people is a very good thing, in my opinion.

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