Spanish Use Is Dropping in the U.S.
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 749 , Segment 3
Episode: Canada on NAFTA, Mission to Titan, Dropping Spanish Use
- Feb 16, 2018
- 11:02 mins
Guest: Phillip Carter, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, Florida International University During both the George W. Bush and Obama presidencies, you could click on a button to read the WhiteHouse.gov website in Spanish, which is spoken by one in seven people in the US. But that Spanish-language content disappeared from WhiteHouse.gov when President Trump took office and it has yet to return. Perhaps not surprising, given this sentiment from then-candidate Trump during a Republican Presidential debate in 2015: “This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.” President Trump need not worry—Spanish isn’t even close to pushing English aside in the US and it never will.