Responsibility to learn Spanish?

Dear Editor:A few weeks ago, I wrote the Patriot commenting on the fact that I saw two billboards in Downey that advertised exclusively in Spanish. Since then, I've noticed many, many others. Before the ink was dry, someone commented on the Patriot website, quoting statistics on the number of Hispanics in Downey versus all other races. And then they said I should just "get over it." Get over what exactly? I don't care how many Hispanics live here in relation to all other races. I'm just wondering why people, who live and work here, aren't required to learn English. Why is it my responsibility to learn a foreign language in the United States of America? -- S. Courtney, Downey

********** Published: September 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 23