Yesterday the Pew Hispanic Center published a report that basically confirms what many of us in the Latino community already know… an overwhelming majority of US born Latinos are fluent in English. And about a quarter of Latino immigrants indicated that they speak English very well.
The propaganda machine tends to make it appear like we are unwilling to assimilate and learn English, but the empirical evidence once again shows otherwise. English is the language of power in this world, and Chinese will probably become an even more important language in business and commerce in the future. I don’t think that anyone has anything to worry about Latino Americans not acquiring the English language. After a few generations, most of us cease speaking Spanish altogether, which probably isn’t a good thing considering globalization.