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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: Column: Spanish is not a disability

What do you call a person speaking two languages? Bilingual. What do you call a person speaking one? American.

For being a melting pot of cultural diversity, America sure is homogenous in the way it communicates. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where a majority of citizens only know one language. People from nearly every other continent might call this blasphemy. Americans, however, call it “pride.”

“This is America, speak English” is rhetoric native-born and naturalized Americans have heard all too often. The flaw in this logic is this: America does not have an official language.

What do you think?