Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D - NV) called a proposal to make English the official language "racist" on the Senate floor yesterday.
"This amendment is racist. I think it's directed basically to people who speak Spanish," the Democrat said during the already tense debate over immigration reform. - Washington Times
Tell me Mr. Reid, how is the proposal (and idea which is supported by 77% of Hispanics) racist? There is not a race of people who define their race as "people who speak Spanish".
Harry Reid basically called the sponsor of the bill - Sen. James M. Inhofe, a racist. A point which an aide made clear in a note handed to the Nevada Democrat. At which point, he backtracked from his statement calling his co-worker a racist for offering a amendment which 84% of Americans agree with.
Should English be our official language? Yes. Does that mean Spanish, Italian, Swahili, and other language speaking people will be discriminated against? No. Is Reid an idiot? Sí.