“The American people believe English should be the official language of the government,” Gingrich said. “We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”

These comments were made during the 2008 presidential campaign, and Gingrich has apologized for the insensitivity of his comments since then. But whether or not he recanted his statements does not matter. His words show a feeling of superiority and that he believes speaking English fluently is some sort of class symbol.

Newt Gingrich has a language problem // thedailycougar.com.

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