Monday, July 23, 2007
Spanish is America's First Language (After Native American)
This is the logo for the column Ask A Mexican !. This is definitely not a politically correct image by any means. We love the column anyway.The columnist Gusavo Arrellano makes a point and mentions our city in Friday's Village Voice column. St. Augustine is preparing for it's 450th anniversary in 2015. Attention must be paid to our friends and visitors of Spanish heritage.
At 37 million strong (or 13 percent of the U.S. population), Latinos have become America's largest minority. Mexican Americans make up some two-thirds of that number. Gustavo Arrellano confronts the bogeymen of racism, xenophobia, and ignorance prompted by such demographic changes through answering questions put to him by readers of ¡ ASK A MEXICAN
We particularly like this Q&A from a recent column. The answer should open some eyes. America, be prepared for the inevitable and embrace it. Fear and predudice should be put aside.
Posted by Karl at 4:10 PM