voixdinferno wrote: as a Latina woman: go away. Anyways, Faith, I thought we did have languages in schools, aren't Spanish and French a normal (even though the classes normally aren't good) part of the curriculum? Spanish (or French in some cases, I didn't want to learn French) has been forced upon us since we were tiny. I think people should try to be bilingual in any case. And if you check out the latest census, people still overwhelmingly speak English here, it's not as if we were suddenly overtaken by only Spanish speakers or "full" of them in any way. http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/lang ... ACS-12.pdf English is de facto the official language of the US (and is official in a little over half the states), I would expect someone to learn it, just as my parents did when they came from Peru.