1 in 5 people in the U.S. speaks a language other than English

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    "Roughly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. speaks a language other than English at home (Many more in border States), with Hispanics representing the largest share, according to 2009 census data. Hispanics also now make up one-fourth of the nation's kindergartners, part of a historic trend in which minorities are projected to become the new U.S. majority by midcentury."

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    Many Mexicans don't teach their children to speak English since they can't speak it themselves. They rely on the American school system. I have a neighbor who has 5 kids. None of them speak English!

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    I'm one of those people that speak a language other than English, I speak German because my mother is German, so what the fuck is your point John Wayne?
     
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    1 in 5 right here.
     
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    Seems like an embarrassingly low number.
     
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    English isn't the only language spoken in the world so why are people worrying? We Americans speak a mongrelized form of the original English language anyways.
     
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    Did you read the article or are you just too stupid to understand it bonehead?
     
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    Ouch, now you've gone and done it.
     
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    I sense xenophobic people scared shitless of cultural and ethnic extinction because of language.
     
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    So?
     
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    What do you mean by so? We Americans are only a transplant population of Europeans, Africans and small amounts of Asians and Indians mixed in various degrees less or more. This country is less than 400 years old, young by historical standards.
     

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