November 09, 2006

English = genocide?

Navajo Says English Equals GenocideThe president of the Navajo Nation says making English the official language of an American state is the same as committing genocide. With nearly 300,000 members the Navajos live on 27,000 miles that span across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. By treaty, they are a sovereign nation with their own government and laws but their schools and social programs are mainly funded by the United States Government.

Yet speaking English is offensive and, according to Navajo President Joe Shirley, it could wipe out his tribe. He actually said: "If that's not genocide, I don't know what is. We have our language, we have our color, we have our culture, our way of life, and we need help to preserve and protect that."

1 comment:

Adi said...

when will the American genocide end?
it began in the 15th century with the Spanish and it is still continued by the US in Colombia and Iraq ...