I just saw someone claim that if you tell someone they should speak english in the United States, you are a racist because there is no official language in the U.S.
"Racist" claim aside, shouldn't someone learn english in the U.S. based upon percentages of english speakers?
I mean to be fair, there's a difference between 'should learn English' and 'telling someone they should speak English.' As if the very presence of another language was a threat to the statue of liberty's virtue.
In a non-confrontational way, yeah, you should speak English here for practical and social reasons. In a legal sense, it's a requirement for citizenship (with numerous exemptions). Also you should speak Spanish if you wanna live in the US, and also you should probably learn Chinese if you wanna live in this solar system fifty years from now. Very few people are going to learn all the languages they should, so it's kinda dumb to hold it against anyone -- like, I get it, English is tough. It can be learned through thorough thought though.