My heart goes out to the family of John Winkler; the young producer who was accidentally killed yesterday by Sheriff deputies. Definitely gone to soon. Here is my but, I appreciate and commend the officers for coming forth and admitting,they made a tragic mistake. No dragging the families through additional heartache and grief. But standing up together and saying we made a horrific mistake, and we are sorry. They have a hard job, and believe me, I am probably one of the last people in the state to give them credit. But when you do something right, in spite of this tragic situation, I have to acknowledge your integrity. Again my thoughts and prayers for the family. Say Something L.A.
In the business place should there be a rule that states that in mix company, English be spoken to avoid English-only people from being left out. Or should it just be accepted that people that people who speak a second language lapse into their native tongue because it’s what is most comfortable for them, even in mixed company.
One side of the argument is that well we live in America, and English is the National language. It’s rude and exclusive to speak any language other than English when you are in mixed company (meaning that there are English speaking individuals in your area.)
The people who are speaking in their chosen language have said, that they don’t mean to exclude anyone, it’s just that they are more comfortable, it’s a subconscious choice, and not meant to be offensive.
I think the answer to this one is somewhere in the middle. Many times it is just what is comfortable for the individual, and it is not his/her intent to offend or exclude anyone, but then sometimes…It is. What I know is that we have to try and be more tolerant and accepting of people. Even when it looks like there not being accepting of you. Say Something L.A.