Leadership & Language
Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43

In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.

This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.


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