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Julián Castro: 'Oppression' is why
I do not speak Spanish

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Posted By: Imright, 7/1/2019 12:45:41 PM

Julián Castro, the former head of Housing and Urban Development, explained he does not speak Spanish fluently because his parents felt internalized oppression to make sure he could speak English."People, I think, internalized this oppression about it, and basically wanted their kids to first be able to speak English," Castro said Sunday in an interview aired on MSNBC. "And I think that in my family, like a lot of other families, that the residue of that, the impact of that is that there are many folks whose Spanish is not that great."Castro added that he is working to correct his parent's mistake

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/1/2019 12:52:45 PM (No. 111245)
Affirmative Action Twerp
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac 7/1/2019 12:53:55 PM (No. 111247)
Let me translate for Julian: It's every white American's fault his Spanish s*cks.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mseegal 7/1/2019 12:55:06 PM (No. 111250)
His single mother is a radical La Raza nutjob. There was no official "father." So, "in my family" just means his extended family through his mom.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono 7/1/2019 12:55:46 PM (No. 111252)
Na, und? If my parents moved us to Mexico, we would have felt "internalized oppression" to have me and my siblings speak Spanish. A shared language is part of what makes a country a country. Get the * over it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: trackman999 7/1/2019 12:56:15 PM (No. 111254)
he's lying
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judah 7/1/2019 12:59:37 PM (No. 111258)
How absurd. My mother and father would not teach us Italian. This was not because we were "oppressed". It is, as my mother always said, because we are Americans! Of course, I do wish I spoke Italian!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: VinGoombatz 7/1/2019 1:01:11 PM (No. 111259)
*shudder* Reminds me of that day in which the rain oppressed me and I had to use an umbrella.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 7/1/2019 1:03:56 PM (No. 111263)
I call mierda de toro on that!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: wilarrbie 7/1/2019 1:04:00 PM (No. 111264)
Wow! And just like that he invents a whole nuther 'oppression'! Civil rights marches to ensue. Whereas previous new-language comers to the country strove to speak English to better themselves in their new surroundings and the common tongue, NOW that must be viewed as "oppression". I think Reparations may be in order.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/1/2019 1:16:50 PM (No. 111275)
That's actually perfectly normal. Grandparents from 'the old country' would be fluent in their native tongue but knew only a few words of English. The next generation would only know a few words of the foreign language. Within 3 generations English ruled the day.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 7/1/2019 1:18:26 PM (No. 111277)
My great-grandfather came to the United States, knowing no English. He learned English in school, but until the day he died, only German or Polish to be spoken in his home. Wanted to speak English, step outside...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 7/1/2019 1:31:54 PM (No. 111281)
The dearest things that Hispanic people hold sacred is (in my observations) family & culture. How many can recall seeing [ictures & news videos of border protestors flying Mexican flags? Certainly, speaking Spanish would be a significant part of their culture so what in the hell is Castro talking about? Looks like Communisim has stolen your mother toongue too you naive fool.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/1/2019 1:33:44 PM (No. 111282)
Dems have no shame! The say the most ridiculous things. Can't they just present themselves as they are???? At least that would be honest.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sandpiper 7/1/2019 1:34:53 PM (No. 111284)
My family had a similar experience to Number 6. My grandfather spoke German - he married a woman who grew up speaking Norwegian and French. However he was adamant that in his house, “We speak only English because we are Americans!” In fact, only “proper” English was allowed - no slang terms or swear words whatsoever. My Grandpa Schultz was very proud of his adopted country. You couldn’t tell him he was oppressed!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 7/1/2019 1:37:26 PM (No. 111288)
He is an adult. He wants to speak Spanish but he has never bothered to learn as an adult because ?? He wants to run the greatest country in the world but he doesn’t have the courage to learn another language ?? This should go well.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 7/1/2019 1:51:19 PM (No. 111302)
No Julian, it's because you are an idiot.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 7/1/2019 2:32:32 PM (No. 111327)
At what point can we stop pretending that Democrats aren't mentally disturbed and emotionally crippled, and that those are the very reasons why they are Democrats?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: starboard 7/1/2019 2:37:47 PM (No. 111333)
Another victim.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: A.I. 7/1/2019 2:41:45 PM (No. 111336)
Just tell the truth, Jule. You don't speak Spanish fluently because there's not much need for it to you. You hanged out with english-speaking friends, until you became a politician which you find now as very useful for your career.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: rinohunter 7/1/2019 2:53:48 PM (No. 111344)
Julian Catro, the new face of retardiness
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jar 7/1/2019 2:58:54 PM (No. 111349)
It's far more common to find bilingual families in Europe than here. To speak a language fluently, it's best to learn it as a child, or failing that, do complete immersion. One side of my family came over on the Mayflower -- no language problem there. The other side came from Germany and France, and their next generation spoke only English, not through oppression, but because it was the norm. That said, a second and third language is definitely a plus. Ivanka and Jared Jushner's kids all speak Chinese fluently, BTW.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 7/1/2019 3:00:59 PM (No. 111352)
This guy is a real buffoon, even for a democrat.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: pinger 7/1/2019 3:01:58 PM (No. 111353)
The only mistake Castro's parents made was not using a condom and birthing a, yet another, victim..
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Reply 24 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 7/1/2019 3:05:58 PM (No. 111357)
Time for a Dem candidate that only speaks Spanish.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: legalart 7/1/2019 3:10:03 PM (No. 111359)
What a mound of equine refuse. He speaks lousy Spanish because (a) his mom never taught him, and/or (b) his mom or extended family didn't speak proper Spanish to begin with, and/or (c) he never took lessons, which are available in TX public schools, and/or (d) and this is the real reason, he can use his Spanish illiteracy (analfabetismo) as a political took to claim victimhood/discrimination, et al. After 11 years living in TX, my conclusion is that 2nd or 3rd generation Mexican progeny don't speak Spanish because of (a) through (c). Castro just happens to be a dishonest flunkie.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: seamusm 7/1/2019 3:24:24 PM (No. 111365)
Such horse hockey. Once upon a time immigrants wanted not just to come to the USA but to 'be Americans'. And they wanted this even more for their children. That is why they abandoned their mother tongues. Their primary desire was for their children to be fully 'American'. Internal oppression - baloney! Now our immigrants are taught when they get here that their language, their culture, is good enough - Oh! And BTW vote Democrat. The rest of us will bend over backwards to keep you from needing to assimilate. The only oppression now is for those who think America is great BECAUSE we once had a common language and values.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 7/1/2019 3:36:16 PM (No. 111368)
My guess is he was ashamed that he was a Hispanic in his youth and resisted playing the part of a dutiful son by embracing his culture and language but now embraces his background because it benefits him. BTW, he (and his twin) looks more Asian than Hispanic.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: kiwinews 7/1/2019 3:40:42 PM (No. 111370)
Funny, I didn't forget English to learn the language of the country I was living in. Apparently the germans aren't all that good at oppression, who knew?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: red1066 7/1/2019 3:56:59 PM (No. 111376)
Maybe you and your mother should have moved to a Spanish speaking country instead of staying where English is the language spoken by 95% of the country.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 7/1/2019 4:05:37 PM (No. 111386)
Cry me a river, punk. Spanish is for losers. English is for winners. It is just that simple in this country.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/1/2019 4:29:45 PM (No. 111409)
Ummm - - like - - correct me if I'm wrong - - but - - - - isn't Spanish the language of the Conquistadors - - the brutal oppressors of the Native People? Like - - why would any Central or South American choose to speak that language - - instead of speaking their own Aztec, Mayan, or Incan dialects? No more Español! It's the language of slavery!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Kerryman 7/1/2019 5:25:22 PM (No. 111429)
Lo mismo como “El Perro come mi “trabajo de Casa” Semper Fidelis
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 7/1/2019 6:01:41 PM (No. 111454)
I thought it was because his junior high substitute Spanish teacher was Peggy Hill.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/1/2019 6:01:59 PM (No. 111455)
Really? No, It's because you were too stupid and lazy to learn...give us a break!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: VivienLeigh 7/1/2019 6:14:47 PM (No. 111476)
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/1/2019 6:16:53 PM (No. 111483)
People learn all kinds of languages ON THEIR OWN! Buy a Rosetta Stone DVD sometime, twit.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: rochow 7/1/2019 7:51:31 PM (No. 111547)
What a halfwit. I guess that's why Dutch, Italian, Polish, German, Swedish etc. people learned English, because of oppression! Well, a midget in size and in his brain, trust me, he won't be anywhere near the Oval!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/1/2019 8:01:54 PM (No. 111553)
Had he truly wanted to learn Spanish, he could have. But it is easier, and gets more media coverage to Blame-Whitey 3.0.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 7/1/2019 8:34:18 PM (No. 111573)
You don't speak Spanish because you're a dimwit. I speak Spanish and I'm German.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: ronbet 7/1/2019 8:39:25 PM (No. 111576)
Thanks to Barack Obama, every progressive is now a victim of something or somebody. Julian Castro is a victim because his parents knew that living in an English speaking country, if he wanted to make his way and be successful he needed to be able to speak the language spoken by nearly 100% of the inhabitants of the nation. They were smart. His first words should have been THANK YOU to his folks. Castro is an ungrateful kid, in addition to being another progressive bed-wetter. Little wonder Obama had a position for him in his Cabinet.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: dovestar 7/1/2019 10:25:06 PM (No. 111635)
As a native San Antonian, I can tell you there is absolutely NO oppression of Spanish being spoken. Quite the opposite. It was at one time, maybe more than sixty years ago. But for a generation or more, one is more likely to be oppressed, at least when seeking employment and such if one doesn't speak Spanish.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 7/1/2019 11:32:25 PM (No. 111662)
Yeah. Right
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Goose 7/2/2019 6:17:12 AM (No. 111735)
What an idiot. Your parents made you speak English because you were an American. You probably have not noticed that Italians, Germans, Swedes, Roumanians, Africans, Chinese, etc taught their kids English so they could fully benefit from the freedoms afforded to them in the US.
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