For the record: the United States does not have an official language. Every effort to make English the legal law of the land has failed: this is something every American can be proud of. This makes all kinds of things easier, it makes life richer and more interesting, and public space much more generous (in contrast, for example, with countries that refuse to produce official signs, documents in different languages to support the diversity of the language communities that live within that country).
Monday, June 27, 2011
"National panic about American identity"
From a Left Wing's Jennifer Doyle makes a good case against Tim Howard's rant following the Gold Cup medal ceremony, in which the American keeper remarked: "I think it was a f***ing disgrace that the entire post-match ceremony was in Spanish. You can bet your ass if we were in Mexico City it wouldn't be all in English":
Posted by Richard Whittall at 10:35 AM