A recent lawsuit against Albertsons alleged that the supermarket company violated federal law by prohibiting employees from speaking Spanish, and the litigation caused Fox News host Tucker Carlson to question why English is not the official language of the United States.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit claimed that Albertsons created a hostile work environment for Latino employees in San Diego, California, and also subjected them to harassment by reprimanding them when they spoke Spanish, even if they were on break or if they were conversing with Spanish-language customers.
Carlson called that an “insane interpretation” by the EEOC. Carlson added that not having English as the official language of the United States was “one of our core weaknesses.”
Carlson stated, “Is there a single country in the world you know of, that’s bilingual or multilingual, that’s not at war with itself?”
Carlson concluded, “Why wouldn’t you want your whole country to speak one language? Why is that bad? Isn’t that the goal?”
A recent national survey of 1,000 American adults by Rasmussen Reports and ProEnglish found that 81% believe that English should be the official language of the United States.
Read more about Tucker Carlson at this link: http://www.newsweek.com/should-english-be-official-language-united-states-tucker-carlson-says-core-911959
Read more about the recent national survey by Rasmussen Reports and ProEnglish at this link: https://proenglish.org/2018/04/24/rasmussen-poll-81-say-english-should-be-official-language-of-united-states/