Official wants to defund library because "they're teaching Mexicans how to speak English."


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We thoughts nativist alwasy complained that immigrants weren't learning English. You can't win with these folks. 


Library funding in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, may be diverted to a new jail thanks to a legislator who doesn't approve of the library's programs. Jail proponent and chair of the Lafourche Parish Council Lindel Toups supports a ballot measure that would take funding away from libraries.

“They’re teaching Mexicans how to speak English,” Toups told the local Tri-Parish Times, referencing Biblioteca Hispana, a Spanish-language section of one of the nine branch libraries. “Let that son of a bitch go back to Mexico. There’s just so many things they’re doing that I don’t agree with. ... Them junkies and hippies and food stamps [recipients] and all, they use the library to look at drugs and food stamps [on the Internet]. I see them do it.”


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  • Robert
    commented 2013-11-18 18:04:55 -0800
    This person needs to learn English. What can one expect? Ignorance and prejudice go hand in hand.
  • Maria E. Cuthbert
    commented 2013-11-18 00:47:23 -0800
    I teach English at the main branch of the local library for free. Not much to defund here.