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    Don't see this lasting long

    English-only at Conn. bookstore sparks controversy - Yahoo! News

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A popular bookstore and cafe near Yale University wants its many Hispanic employees to speak only English around customers, sparking controversy in immigrant-friendly New Haven, where students fight for immigrant rights.

    Atticus Bookstore and Cafe recently issued a policy stating that English should be the only language spoken on the floor and behind the counter.
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    Hopefully this is legal and a business decision they can freely make in whichever direction they choose. Personally I shy away from businesses with a lot of Spanish being spoken, it's just not an environment I prefer; although there is a little mexican restaurant I frequent in which they speak Spanish quite a bit. Regardless this should be a viable business decision not a political issue.
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    As someone who has many English and foreign language friends & acquaintances ... I really don't care either way. I'm very used to both situations.

    It's a business decision which will either be good or it will cost them money - that's exactly how it should be in a capitalistic free economy country and world.
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    Good for them.
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    If they're all speaking Spanish and you only speak English why the hell would you go in there?

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    "what"
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