We didn’t expect that of any other immigrants. Take a walk in NYC. Visit Chinatown. Does it look “American” to you? Go see Little Italy. How “American” is that? Walk through the Jewish community or the Irish section. You will hear Chinese spoken, Italian, Hebrew. You will see their homes & shops decorated & adorned as they were in their homelands. Why then do we expect the Hispanics to completely abandon their language, their heritage and their culture and in a sense, deny their homeland, to come live here?
Amy G….that’s my point. And now we are discriminating against the new wave of immigrants…the Americans of tomorrow.
GreenlYD….But I see so many people in this forum complaining about people flying Mexican flags & speaking Spanish etc. I keep reading how if they really wanted to be “American” they would adopt our culture & our way of life. Why should they have to?
trakslag…so we should go into Chinatown & remove all the flags or into Little Italy & remove those as well? Or the Israeli flag? We should take them down & demand that only ours be raised. Sounds sort of communist to me.
Just Trying to Help….last time I checked no one was handing out citizenship to Hispanic immigrants upon arrival - legal OR illegal. Of course they must learn English to pass the test but is it really right that we expect them to know it when they get here? I don’t think our ancestors did.
Sir Shaggy…hate to burst your bubble there but they did NOT all come here legally. In fact, I don’t recall ever seeing anything about the Pilgrims having visas. I don’t recall them asking the Native Americans first if they could come & kick them off of their own land.
Earl of Trollshire….so you don’t think the Native Americans felt IMPOSED upon when YOUR ancestors arrived?
caciansf…and if you were around in the 60’s you would have been b*tching about the streets being name Martin Luther King. It’s not such a big deal now is it? Just like the Hispanic named streets you struggle to pronounce won’t be such a bing d@mn deal in the future. Why can’t we just learn from our past mistakes? Why must we keep making the same ones over & over? You showed a prime example of this in your answer.
- Why do people expect Hispanics (that are here legally) to abandon their heritage to live in the US? lorrnae asked: We didn’t expect that of any other immigrants....
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