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2019.05.10 16:15

damn I cried watching this

My parents' English is more proficient

than most older immigrants here, but they still struggle with the language a lot

My dad still sometimes asks me to order food at a restaurant or ask for directions on the road instead of doing it himself, because he's afraid people won't understand his English

It seriously pains me how people often treat immigrants so rudely.. it's like they're forgetting the US is a land made up of immigrants
I understand how people view English as a global language, and how it's commonly used here for official purposes (the US technically doesn't have an official language), but I hate how that perception of the language makes people who can't speak English well feel stupid and uneducated
A person isn't any inferior to you based on the language they speak

I have mad respect for my parents and all immigrant parents, no matter what anyone else says, because they fight ten times harder than everyone else every single day to live in this country
Some people think immigrants have to "earn" their spot here but I call bs

https://youtu.be/yFlxDuNC6OU
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  • ミヌ 2019.05.10 16:22

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    그분들께 항상 경의를 표합니다 To all the people who struggled fierce and strange environment
  • Liyah 2019.05.10 16:43

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    I’ve never seen a multilingual person who scoff at people who are struggling for their language problem. Only monolingual and bilingual people scoff at them.🤷🏻‍♀️ Looks so stupid😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • Inhyo 2019.05.10 16:45

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    저도 눈물이 살짝나네요..부모와 그들의 자식을 향한 uncomditional love는 위대해요.
  • Sunmin선민 2019.05.11 03:18

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    음 어디서 그런말을 들은적이 있어요 미국이 다양한 인종이 모인 나라인만큼 인종차별이 존재하지만 더 심한 것은 언어차별이라구요. 자세히는 영어를 사용하지 못하면 굉장한 멸시를 받는다고 들었습니다. 그럼에도 다양한 이유로(가족을 위해, 커리어를 위해) 참고 견디는 이민 1세대 분들 존경스럽습니다.
  • Jaewon Cho 2019.05.12 05:04

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    I am sure your parents are so proud of you. However they say and behave, just go high. I think you and your do like that.
  • 올리 2019.05.12 14:59

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    @ミヌ Thank you :)
  • 올리 2019.05.12 15:01

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    @Liyah Preach 👏 multilingual people seem more intelligent and educated in my eyes because at least they can speak multiple languages even if not to full proficiency
  • 올리 2019.05.12 15:03

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    @Inhyo 정말 그런 거 같아요 There's nothing that compares to the love of a parent
  • 올리 2019.05.12 15:09

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    @Sunmin선민 안타깝게도 그런 경우가 많은 거 같아요 ㅠㅠ 다양한 배경의 사람들이 모인 곳에는 자기와 다른 사람들에 대한 이해심이 더 깊어야할텐데 그럼에도 불구하고 이민자들을 무시하는 사람들이 많아요
  • 올리 2019.05.12 15:13

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    @Jaewon Cho Thank you for your kind words :)

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