It’s a shame to see the attack on diversity and culture that has risen as of late in a country that is the epitome of just that. It is disgraceful to see instead of an effort to nurture and encourage such a beautiful thing to flourish, efforts to suppress and extinguish it. I think in the wake of all this more than ever there are those who are getting in touch with their roots, and sadly there is also the inverse, those who want to deny and forget them. However long before, the practice of parents choosing not to teach their kids their native language & the influence of English on other cultures and languages has existed. Instead of creativity increasing especially for slang which is the most original and colloquial form of expression in a culture, people choose to borrow and copy words from English. What I mean is, it becomes a style to use non native words when clearly a word in the native language exists. It’s almost as if the sentiment is ” our language is not interesting, special, cool enough.” It’s a way of devaluing and underestimating our mother tongue, giving up on it almost. I also try to steer clear of messy synthesizing. I for one am not a fan of Spanglish. I think it just sounds tacky. It’s great to be bilingual, but it’s even better when you can speak a language appropriately. What I’m trying to say can be better illustrated in this awesome article about the death of languages. I think it explains in a very wonderful way the beauty of culture and language and the need to pass it on, venerate it, keep it alive.
If it’s not associated with Western or Greco-Roman civilization Arizona schools don’t want to hear it & most certainly do not wan’t to teach it. It’s not a big deal, you’ll barely notice any changes” were the lies they brazenly told us when approving SB1070, but give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. The disgusting side effects are coming on and strong. Arizona is openly, ignorantly and contemptuously targeting Ethnic studies. Guys you gotta read this awesome article
According to those cynical hypocrites Ethnic studies represent a threat and will lead to exclusion. No I think that’s your job! The truth is that learning about diverse cultures brings togetherness and understanding. They want to convince us of the exact opposite like were ignorant fools. The article talks about a school that has been teaching Mexican American studies and has seen the positive affects and the benefits that have been come about for pupils as a result of being immersed in such studies. Honestly How dare they speak so disparagingly about the desire to expand your mind and perspective . They want to limit people’s edification with ridiculously bias, selective teaching.