They come to this country, don't assimilate into our culture, and refuse to learn English ... Wait that's not right:
One point on culture:
- Latinos watched an average of 9.8 movies in 2005, compared with 7.8 for African Americans and 7 for whites, according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America. In the 2000 census, Latinos made up 12.6% of the U.S. population.
One point on language:
- Percentage of Latino teens in a survey on what language they use when they are with friends
English only 49%
Both, but mostly English 28%
Both equally 16%
Both, but mostly Spanish 6%
Spanish only 1%
Sources: Motion Picture Assn. of America, Creative Artists Agency
Months ago Nick Gillespie made another point about language:
- As the Pew Hispanic Center documents, about 80 percent of third-generation Latinos in the United States speak English as their dominant language -- and exactly 0 percent speak Spanish as their dominant language.