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Spanish In America of course is the principal minority language that competes for equal status with english The united states has the fourth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world and it is the most rapidly growing segment of the nation However For the Hispanic community Spanish is seen as a derogatory language and as the ethnical trait of oppression and inequality Racial and cultural differences have persisted among the children and grandchildren of immigrants Due to this there is a very visible distinction between the Hispanic community and the mainstream American community It is true however that the consciousness of national or ethnic origin has often enhanced the sense of American identity And for this reason America has legalised such enactments of the Spanish language in ballot papers instructions in public schools social service work etc The printing of ballot in other language puts those who are unable to read english at the mercy of their leaders Ought the nation take that course without discussion of its implications and possible consequences This can promote further strain and lead to bitter divisions within nations The Latino himself and his culture are looked down on However there are different types of Latinos Immigrants One of them I portrayed in the character El Chulo This character used spanglish which it is seen as a very low form of speech As Ruiz stated If linguistic discrimination is a culturally deep-seated way of maintaining social distinctions then discrimination is likely to continue In the play when he quoted Gringito saying with a put on gringo accent It is the best way to get ahead in this world Talk like them act like them Learn how to beat them in their own game using their own weapons Hence the Hispanics and other minorities are in effect being told you dont have to be white to succeed in this society as long as you shed all traces
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