Open Phones: What Are Your Rules for Speaking a Language Other Than English?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The NYPD has an English-only policy for conversations among cops, and the National Latino Officers Association says it's unfair. Last month, Whole Foods announced a change to their English-only policy after two employees were suspended for speaking Spanish and critics threatened a boycott. So what are your guidelines (both professionally and personally) for when it's appropriate to speak a language other than English, and are you concerned about excluding others - or being excluded? How do you handle it?
Bilingual listeners, English-only listeners: How do you handle language divides? Call 212-433-WNYC or leave your comment below.