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Custard Shop's 'English Only' Policy Causing Heated Controversy (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2016 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: May 20 -- Ron Schneider tells WTMJ TV that he has rescinded the "English only" policy at Leon's Frozen Custard. Employees are now allowed to s...

Recalling Coffman's Proposal for English-Only Ballots, as the Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading Jim Rutenberg's piece in the New York Times magazine on how conservatives have methodically dismantled the Voting...

House Republicans Backtrack About Spanish-Language Rebuttal To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.20.2015 | Latino Voices

Republicans' Spanish-language rebuttal to this year's State of the Union address will come largely from a politician who wants to make English the off...

What if Officials Decide Coffman's English-Spanish Dictionary Idea Is Better?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If Coffman truly believes that Spanish-language ballots should be provided to those voters who need them, he'd support the requirement to do so in the Voting Rights Act, despite the cost.

English-Only Group Has Trouble Writing Proper English

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

When MSNBC reported this week that the federal government would provide information about Obamacare by phone in 150 languages, ProEnglish sprang into ...

8 Reasons Why Spanish ISN'T A Foreign Language

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase unc...

Columnist Slams Whole Foods Over Language Policy

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Upscale grocery store Whole Foods continues to face fallout over allegations that it punished two Hispanic employees in New Mexico for objecting to a ...

Marco Rubio Throws 'English-Only' Crowd A Bone

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Senator Marco Rubio said Tuesday he would submit an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill under debate in the U.S. Senate that would ...

After Scandal, Whole Foods Fears It May Lose All 8 Latino Shoppers in the U.S.

El Guapo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

Whole Foods is in the middle of a rather significant public relations debacle, after allegations that two employees in an Albuquerque, N.M., store wer...

'Pro-English' Group Launches Wildly Offensive Ad

Buzzfeed | Posted 05.14.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham is the first target of a new broadcast ad campaign from an anti-immigration reform group with reported ties to the ...

Arizona's Latest Anti-Immigrant Law Proposed

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2013 | Latino Voices

An Arizona politician wants to crack down on printing government documents in Spanish. State Rep. Steve Smith has filed legislation that would pro...

Are Immigrants Really All that Funny? Sofia Vergara Denied an Emmy, Again

Vanessa Perez | Posted 11.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

Sofia Vergara is an Emmy nominated actor and one of the leads in ABC's seven-time Emmy award-winning series "Modern Family." She is the hottest Latina actor of the moment. What do you mean no one can understand what she's saying?

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

English Only! Part 2

Cheech Marin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Cheech Marin

Ok, Let's pretend that the Latino population explosion is not going to happen (heh, heh, heh, at least try it) and go back to the "English Only" issue. If this is the situation, then we are going to have to re-name most of our states.

English Only!

Cheech Marin | Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Cheech Marin

Now, the most astounding fact is that more than 80% of Mexicans immigrants in the U.S. are under 25 years of age, the prime baby-making years. And y'all know how much them "Messi-cans" like to make babies.

To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish

Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices

Does speaking English and Spanish fluently make you less American? Is bilingualism a hindrance to the American dream? As the nation’s Latino pop...

Amanda Terkel

Marco Rubio Airs Spanish-Language Ad, Despite Promoting English-Only Policies | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida's GOP Senate nominee Marco Rubio, "looking to solidify his robust support among Hispanic voters," is out with his first Spanish-language ad, d...

Georgia: Making a Scapegoat of Immigrants

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Carlos Frey

Proposed legislation requiring Georgia's driver's license exams to be in English only is a harsh measure that won't curb illegal immigration but will probably score political points.

The Constitution Does Not Sanction Bigotry

Naoma Nagahawatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naoma Nagahawatte

Have Tea Partiers forgotten that the U.S. was built by many non-English speaking immigrants, and is comprised of their descendants?

The Language of Paying Respects: The English-Spanish Connection at a Chicago Business Who's Who

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I'm not a fan of pandering for pandering's sake, but someone addressing you with words they're unfamiliar and maybe a little uncomfortable with shows not only respect, but warmth.

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Obama's Right: More Americans Should Learn a Second Language

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Whether it's learning Chinese, a language critical to future global commerce, or Spanish, the most widely spoken language in the U.S. after English, as a nation we need to get going