The mayor of Doral, Florida thought it'd be a really great idea to make Spanish, along with English, the official languages of his little town, but that didn't go over well. Every council member told him to stuff that idea, as did many residents. Even though there's been a large influx, relatively speaking, of folks from Latin America, the mayor's efforts toward "inclusiveness" hit the wall - and perhaps most surprisingly, much of the opposition came from the immigrants, who now outnumber the non-Latinos:
"Our parents and some of us that are up here came from Latin America and other countries knowing that the United States has English as the language," Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez said. "We came here knowing we had to adapt to the language of this country."
Meanwhile, troubles brew elsewhere. In the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, a school principal is on the hot seat after sending a letter to parents stating that an after-school tutoring program would be available to non-white elementary students only. Some people, it appears, had a problem with that, and the principal is hastily backing away from the idea.
Up there in Minneapolis, police used mace to break up an "all-out brawl" between black high-school students and their immigrant Somali counterparts:
[One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’ she said.
Intolerant blacks? Is that even possible? Where's Al Sharpton?