Wow your Parents sound like a bunch of cultural self hating morons. That should really be something to be proud of that they threw away their 1000 year lineage to try at being Anglo-Saxon, makes them so much more American too.
My Father was an English teacher even before we came to the USA and made sure I spoke the language exquisitely. My Mother was a Nurse and she tried to teach me her ethnic language - Russian. They were both from Bolivia, a Spanish speaking country, my Father of Hispanic descent and my Mother a third-generation Russian Bolivian, who still preserved her language. She passed when I was 9.
Thus I speak Spanish, English, and a smattering of Russian. In my personal life, I often choose and prefer to exclusively speak Spanish and spur off English.
Does this make me a bad American? For failing to be ignorant?
I take time out of my week to teach non English speakers how to speak English through ESL, and **EVIL MUSIC*** TEACH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION IN SPANISH TO THOSE SAME PEOPLE EVIL MUSIC. "O NOEZ THEY ARE NOT ONLY BECOMING ENGLISH SPEAKERS BUT ALSO BECOMING ELOQUENT IN THEIR OWN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH."
To be American is to have a fundamental understanding of the writings and teachings that defined and created this nation. It appears to me that in the time of our Founding Fathers any one of a level of education acquired at least two languages of litercy "Latin & French" or "Latin & Greek." Among the Colonists, there were many monolingual and bilingual people and not ubiquiteously English speaking. The Pennsylvania Dutch are still going strong for example, further a bit North, Gaelic survives in the New Foundland region, and French is spoken by around 10% of those in Maine and NH as a native tongue.
This whole idea of English dominance is one of recent origin, brought about by Anglo-Saxon domination of Spanish-Speaking and French-Speaking regions that were conquered and then spurred on by the Henry Ford era where Anglocentric business men tried to crush the ethnic diversity of their workers for god knows what reasons.
You conquered, invaded and suppressed us, our culture and our language. Now the injustice has ended and people are practicing their Freedom of Speech. Cry more imperialist, cry more.
@OP = You don't think Afro-Saxons and Anglo-Saxons are irresponsible and annoying? You think because you've found some choice Latin ghetto people that herefore all Latin people who choose to preserve their language are now irresponsible and annoying? Let's turn the mirror on methhead house robbers, and inner Florida redneck girls who at 26 have 7 kids. Seriously get of yourself.