The Official Language Movement

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Unformatted text preview: The Official Language Movement Chris 5/4/2011 On MSN.com , Alex Johnson reported in a June 2009 article titled, Pro-English measures being revived across U.S , that, under the recommendations of Eric Crafton, that an English-only ballot be put into voting in Nashville, Tennessee, stating that “the situation must change”, and “English is under attack” (Johnson, 2009). “The fact that making English our government’s official language is even controversial should give us all pause” (Johnson, 2009). In return, Nashville City Council member Jerry Maynard called the proposal, “mean-spirited”, and “it smells of racism”. It goes on talking about the numerous campaigns across the country and those for and those against. The website, usconstitution.net states that, according to the constitution, there is no official language for the United States and in a 1990 census, 13.8 percent of the United States residents spoke some non-English language and 2.9 percent did not speak any English at all, or spoke it very poorly. some non-English language and 2....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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