RE: Language Diversity= Divisiveness
By Donald A. Moskowitz
September 28, 2010
In response to a recent response to my letter by Dr. Sarah Elaine
Eaton I wish to clarify for her the thrust of my letter. When
I refer to a potential problem of immigrants having diverse language
skills I am referring to those immigrants who do not learn English
and who persist in only communicating in their native languages,
whether it be Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, German
or any other non-English language. These people not only impair
their ability to assimilate but they could also hinder our overall
communication system in this country. I stand by my argument
that if a large segment of our population cannot communicate
in English, our country will be weaker for it.
People should be encouraged
to have multiple language skills, but English must be included
as one of those languages in this country.
Donald A. Moskowitz
About: "Donald A. Moskowitz
holds a B.S. in Science from The Pennsylvania State University
and an MBA from Babson College. He served over six years in the
U.S. Navy as an enlisted man, then an officer. He has close to
40 years experience working for a number of corporations in various
executive positions, including Division Manager and President
of companies. Currently he is retired and actively involved in
a number if civic organizations."
Received September 24, 2010
- Published September 28, 2010
languages empowers us By Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD
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