The Power of Words
I TRY not to hate it when you make me tear up!
Oh boy, here rises my contrarian nature. Sorry, but this really aggravates me, because it equates English with literacy. Oh what a blessing for those poor ignorant, illiterate folks (who may know five languages) to finally be able to
understand read English!
Fixed it for you. It is, indeed, a blessing that you take for granted.
Because it's not a blessing to be able to read in languages other than English?
Hardly. (I can do that in five, btw.) The video promotes functional literacy in the language of one's country of residence. Do you have an issue with that?
Yeah, I have an issue with the latent racism of the video.
I found a healthy pride in that video: here is a man willing to become more literate in another language. A noble thing that is. He shows his goodness by raising a son, while he worked having no time to learn reading since he was a grown man, a foreigner in a strange land, probably doing crappy jobs to take advantage of this New World that could not do what that Old World was doing to everybody else who stayed behind.
Gebre, you got your head stuck up in retrograde! Get it out, take a whiff of fresh air. You read like a 3rd generation American.
My folks came as foreigners and all (except the wife), had to learn English as that was now their country.