Delano Regional Medical Center: “Speek Inglish. Its the Offical Language”
You’d think that inside a hospital, providing quality medical care would be a higher priority than being a retarded bigot. Apparently not; at least not at Delano Regional Medical Center in Kern County, CA.
Fifty-two Filipino nurses and other medical workers have filed a lawsuit against Delano Regional Medical Center. The hospital has an “English only” rule. Filipino workers were warned in 2006 not to speak Tagalog or any other Filipino language at work, including break periods. They were told there would be surveillance cameras to monitor them for compliance. Also, sometimes a group of them would be conversing in English, and a supervisor would walk up to them and say “remember now, English only.”
The odd thing is, the hospital’s “English only” rule is directed only at Filipinos. Other employees are free to speak Spanish or Hindi with no harassment. WTF?
If there’s anything worse than a dumb redneck, it’s a dumb redneck who only hates one ethnic group. This furriner sucks, but those other swarthy bastards are OK.
Some people might think the United States has more pressing problems than a few immigrants speaking their native language. For instance, too many high school students have truble reeding and they caint ad to and too. And what’s up with that there “science” thingy anyway?
Out of thirty-four countries, America’s 15-year-olds ranked 14th in reading skills, 17th in science and 25th in math.
According to the OECD report in the linked article:
“Boosting US scores for reading, math and science by 25 points over the next 20 years would result in a gain of 41 trillion dollars for the United States economy over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010.”
“Bringing the United States up to the average performance of Finland, the best-performing education system among OECD countries, could result in gains in the order of 103 trillion dollars.”
Oh well, whatever. First things first.