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On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Donald J. HARLOW wrote (excerpt):

>                                   I have the feeling that if, overnight,
> _everybody_ were to suddenly learn to speak General Western American
> English fluently, they would find some other reason to discriminate against
> those who are currently speakers of (e.g.) Spanish and Ebonics.

    I don't doubt that for some individuals, this is so.  However, to
imply it of all those who support official English is both inaccurate
and unfair.

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