Admirable Women – Terri Bennett Asks That Only English Be Spoken During Her College Class

Terri Bennett - Nursing Student at Pima Community College in Arizona

Terri Bennett – Nursing Student at Pima Community College in Arizona

Terri Bennett is a nursing student at Pima Community College in Arizona. She found it very disturbing when fellow students spoke Spanish during class and during special projects. She felt she was not learning all that she could because English was not spoken all of the time. When her requests were ignored within her classes, she went to the administration of the college and asked that they insist that only English be spoken during class.

Incredibly, rather than agree to her reasonable request, the college suspended her for nine-months! They accused her of “discriminating against Mexican-Americans.” Terri decided not to take this injustice sitting down. She filed a law suit against the college, bringing national attention to her plight and disgrace upon the college.

Considering that Arizona’s state Constitution clearly states, in Article 28, that English is the official language of the state, I would say that Terri has a pretty good case.

We wish her good luck and admire her efforts to keep America, America!

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2 thoughts on “Admirable Women – Terri Bennett Asks That Only English Be Spoken During Her College Class

  1. I used to have a job where I was the only non-(blank) nationality and had to endure my co-workers constantly talking about me behind my back (which they admitted to, after they had accepted me to be “friend approved”). Although I’m not Caucasian, I totally agree with Terri, that if you’re in a class or at a job in the U.S., then you should be only speaking English, if there happens to be others in close hearing vicinity, who don’t speak the foreign language that you’re speaking. It’s at least polite to do so. Great post for sharing Terri’s story!

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    • Thanks for your comment. I’m sure there are lots of people who’ve been in yours and Terri’s position. We must remain vigilant. America works beautifully for everyone, but ONLY if the newcomers meld.

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