Linguistic Discrimination in Latin America

An article published by the World Bank has highlighted the difficulties faced by millions of Latin Americans who do not speak Spanish or Portuguese. Even though their first language is indigenous to the country they live in, many people are being excluded from employment, health, educational and social opportunities because they do not speak Spanish or Portuguese, which were introduced to South America during the colonial period. This issue is most common among racial minorities, who are now refusing to teach their native tongues to younger generations for fear that they will also be subject to this ‘linguistic discrimination’. Read the full article here.

 

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