Hey, this is america, buddy, speak English! While I have felt this sentiment, have experienced the urge to shout this, I don't consider it shameful whether I have or haven't. It isn't borne of racism, but these words can be racist. I think for most americans, like myself, though, these words manifest a general frustration with having people come here and then cloister themselves in communities---like China town and little Mumbai or whatever---just so they don't have to learn what should be essential, what should be common courtesy to learn: the language of the fekking country you're in!Hey, this is america, buddy, speak English! by codyrush
This should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: It's generally considered rude when you're LIVING in a foreign land to refuse to speak their language by avoiding it ('No, no, no! I'm not going to actually interact with the people here! I'm just going to fence myself off so I don't actually have to BE american. I don't want anything to do with your culture, just your money and rights!'), or try to force them
Why the Cherokee Allied With the ConfederacyWhy the Cherokee Allied With the Confederacy by OddGarfield
Why the Cherokee Nation Allied Themselves With the Confederate States of America in 1861
Many have no doubt heard of the valor of the Cherokee warriors under the command of Brigadier General Stand Watie in the West and of Thomas' famous North Carolina Legion in the East during the War for Southern Independence from 1861 to 1865. But why did the Cherokees and their brethren, the Creeks, Seminoles, Choctaws, and Chickasaws determine to make common cause with the Confederate South against the Northern Union? To know their reasons is very instructive as to the issues underlying that tragic war. Most Americans have been propagandized rather than educated in the causes of the war, all this to justify the perpetrators and victors. Considering the Cherokee view uncovers much truth buried by decades of politically correct propaganda and allows a broader and truer perspective.
On August 21, 1861