Rick, I got smacked in the head with a june bug once. While doing about 50 mph on a motorcycle. That's when I learned about windshields. Ouch!
Sue, Now the sad part about afermitive action. Suppose if your a white male and wish to be come a MD. And the school requires a 4.0 grade point to enter. Now suppose a black also wishes to be a MD. They would only require a 2.0 average. (4=A 3=B 2=C 1=D 0=dumb bunny) These standards would be lowered to accomadate the lowest common denomater. (sp?) So if you are talking to your Dr. and if he is a minority, is he as smart as his white co-worker? This isn't politicly correct, but you have to ask your self the question. At one time the U.S. Army was offering a $10,000 bonus to any sort of qualfied black to become an officer in the service. You can imgaine what that did for moral.
On the Spanish Question. What they would like to do is keep them in Spanish only classes. Not teach them English at all. Keep them dumb in the English language. This is criminal as far as I'm concerned. The His-Spanics in this country work like dogs, doing the most degrading tasks, it is simply not right to keep them there, generation after generation. My suggestion. Your a newcommer to the USA, (and leagal, but that is a differant issue.) You get an intense English language course. You would then be required to take the rest of your classes in English. That is the language of the good jobs here. (Well, uh a lot of the engineers here at SUN speak Chineese, but that again is a differant issue. They have a lot of PHds too.)
Anyway, I use my Poliical Gun and shoot down these laws when ever they come up. We get about two opertunities to shoot at politicans here, so I vote a lot. :o) I also get picked for Jurry Duty too. :o(
Anyway, the deal here, (sad but true) you must speak English with little or no accent, a slight Europen touch is OK, but any Spanish is bad.
Ok, that was probably $0.03 worth.