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.

2 comments:

  1. I heard Mexico is dumping raw sewage into the Pacific, which is now finding its way to the coastline near San Diego. AND that our government is ready to shell out like 2 billion dollars to "fix" the problem here...

    (That idea is about as useless as this war we are in.)

    Someone should ask 'Ole Gustavo Arrellano about that one.

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  2. te amo St. Aug02 August, 2007

    Let's not forget that French was the first "foreign" language spoken in what we cal the United States. The Spanish arrived in order to "convert or kill" the first French Huegonots

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