in october 2005, a philadelphia cheese steak shop owner posted this sign: THIS IS AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH. according to cnn.com, it was ruled that this was not discriminatory. is it?
i know that when americans travel to france, italy, and other popular destinations we dont speak the nation's language. is it really fair in a major US city to say something like that? i wonder because of the supposed principles this nation was founded on.
on a related note, i am very annoyed at the fact that many job postings i come across in my profession pretty much require that the applicant be bilingual. nine times out of ten they want that second language to be spanish. only once did i see amharic which i think is an ethiopian language. i'm torn. anyway, thoughts?