Hispanic Custodians on Auraria Campus Claim Discrimination

CBS Denver, May 9, 2013

A group of Hispanic custodians at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver are claiming they are victims of discrimination.

They’ve filed a complaint against the campus operator that could be reviewed by a federal judge.

What started out as a miscommunication over a schedule change for employees working the graveyard shift has become a full investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Too many things have happened to me there that I don’t even know how to explain it,” said Auraria custodian Bertha Ribota.

Ribota said she was injured at work because she couldn’t read a warning sign that was in English.

“If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist,” said Ribota.

Last week 12 custodians from the Auraria Campus filed an EEOC complaint against the Auraria Higher Education Center, which is the organization that maintains the campus for Metro State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver.

“What is sort of a neutral business practice, that they speak English on campus and it’s an English-only campus has a discriminatory impact on this group of workers,” said attorney Tim Markham.

The complaint accused the campus of purposely leaving employees that only speak Spanish in the dark on the terms and conditions of their employment, changes in their working status, safety and more.

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  • Tom_in_Miami

    “Ribota said she was injured at work because she couldn’t read a warning sign that was in English.”

    Let me guess…she hurt her back. Too bad they never thought of learning English.

    • Bill

      I hear the curative waters of the Rio Grande can do wonders for back pain. But ONLY if you are swimming across towards the south. She, and all the rest of these parasites, should avail themselves of the free cure to their ills provided by a southward swim in the Rio Grande.

      • GM (Australia)

        It all reminds me of a very common disease here in Australia back in the 60s, it was called “Mediterranean Back”. very common among Greek and Italian migrants, they would get their compensation/pension and go back home and live like lords. (That part of the world was very poor back then)

    • Erasmus

      I’ll bet Ribota is also none too good at reading Spanish as well.

  • Puggg

    Does anyone else get the feeling that they were able to read these signs, and this is all a run-up to playing the Barrio Lottery?

    • Plus work-comp for life.

    • whiteuncleruckus

      Chances are the sign also came with a pictue, most warning or saftey signs do, you know, to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the first place.

  • Freya

    Well I’ll start the thread with good news: the two senoras who tag-teamed henpecked me on Tuesday for getting an assignment they wanted that required a fully conversant grasp of english and at least a modicum of social skills, have been officially disciplined for harassing me. This is one of the first times the public arena has honored my right to simply exist in it free from sexual or racial harassment and violation when I’ve been thus exposed to them. Someone besides me had already complained about their attacks against me, I’m guessing the manager who hired me from the staffing company. And to think I was about to say, “La tristeza que tus hombres me quieren, la gorda y la fea, los dos viejas. Todavia sangre una vez al mes.” Hee hee….

    Problem woulda been, I don’t want their men!!!

    • Simonetta

      I recommend using the website http://www.systranet.com for sentences or paragraphs that need translating, either to or from English.

      The French and Spanish sections are not so bad. Although the sentence above still makes little sense in machine translation. This software isn’t quite good enough yet for diplomatic, literary, or metaphorical phrases and rhetoric.

      I’ve been told that the Russian section of this translation service is terrible. And the Japanese to English result makes little sense.

      Nevertheless, I’m confident that software translation will get better with time.

      As for the Hispanic custodians, wouldn’t you think that they would make an effort to at least try to figure out what the English signs meant? Or ask somebody who actually is bilingual? When I was young I would just ‘zone out’ all speech and text that was not in English, even when I was in a foreign country. But now I try to make an effort to get a minimalist grasp of the grammar and writing systems that surround me. If only to recognize the ‘Danger’ signs.

      Why wouldn’t they do the same?

      • Paralink does fairly good translation.

    • Jane Johnson

      No frickin habla….speak English if you want to make a point. I’m so over this crap.

    • When I was still interested in working for someone else, I always described myself as trilingual. The other two languages are German and Japanese, and the greaser lobby hates this.

      Since they get to call us “gringos” in our own country while mooching welfare programs, I get to refer to them as greasers.

      • Katherine McChesney

        They’re still ‘wetbacks’ to some. I like Bobster’s term “squat monsters’.

    • fuzzypook

      Well I’m glad you were given justice, but would have the job if you did not speak spanish?

      • Freya

        I don’t speak it that well, I remembered most of my comment from high school and looked up three words. But yes I would since there’s no line for part-time catering positions. I “sound just like [them]” though.

    • Katherine McChesney

      This is an English site. Why didn’t you provide a translation?

  • RisingReich

    This campus is in Denver.
    Why the F would they expect signage to be in Spanish?

    Where am I? This isn’t the US anymore.

    • joegoofinoff

      They’re just trying to get some free stuff/money. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    • The portable signs that say “wet floor” are always in English and Spanish here in what currently pass for the United States. This PoS probably saw a sign only in English and felt “offended”.

      This “person” (OK, Moderator?) probably speaks Quetcha or Nahautl, rather than even Spanish at home with her 11-15 brats.

    • François

      Los Estados Unidos.

  • Truth

    If they (or their parents) had come here legally they would have learned English in the immigration process and this situation wouldn’t exist.

    • The__Bobster

      They are now being naturalized without having to know English. And some PR’s have been here for generations without gaining a command of the English language.

      http://www.vdare.com/posts/english-language-requirement-for-naturalization-not

      But the most important exemption for immigrants learning English is not on the USCIS web page. It is the policy by which Immigration Services Officers (ISO) are unofficially discouraged from failing immigrants who fail the rather limited English language test by USCIS management. ISOs who work too diligently at weeding out those unable to speak any English are told in no uncertain terms by their supervisors that failing applicants is not part of their job and will have negative consequences. Their job is to approve applications for naturalization, not deny them.

      But the most import part of the alleged English language examination is that it consists of only one part. The applicant is required to transcribe a sentence spoken by the ISO. And by policy that sentence cannot be more than four words long. Some test. Even if you pass, you may still not know much English.

      • vladdy1

        Four words? Like “This is in English?? Actually, it should be “You’re in America now.” (And yes, as a matter of fact, I DO think this is the only “America.”)

  • Greg Thomas

    Ribota said she was injured at work because she couldn’t read a warning sign that was in English.

    “If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist,” said Ribota.”

    Looks like she should sue herself.

  • The Ice Queen

    When my great-grand father came from Sweden through Ellis Island, he was told, “You have three weeks to learn English.” That’s right. European immigrants had to spend time studying English on the Island. They were kept there for a few weeks, some in quarantine if they didn’t pass the required physical. Early 20th century immigrants didn’t get off the boat and onto a train. I also have a Norwegian great-grand father who learned English thoroughly as a little boy by reading the newspaper everyday.

    • Erasmus

      Big difference. Your grandparents were Norwegian.

    • Jane Johnson

      Same thing for my Italian grandparents.

  • BAW

    In about 1900, my Polish, Italian, Slovak, and Jewish ancestors came to work in coal mines, steel mills, railroads, and garment factories in western Pennsylvania. Those were dangerous places to work (and still are) and there were probably warning signs in these places. I’ve seen a lot of old pictures, and all the warning signs were in English. None of the places my ancestors worked had warning signs in Polish, Italian, Slovak, or Yiddish…every last one was in English! Those that learned English, read the signs and survived. Those that didn’t…well….didn’t.

    My ancestors had no ESL education, and the schools, both public and religious, made sure my ancestors learned English.

    And another thing: A lot of immigrants come from China,Japan, India, Russia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other places…why is learning English somewhat less of a problem for those immigrants?

    • ESL is actually a program that originally developed for foreign college students who just wanted to study at a college America.

    • freezone

      Can your provide a source for this assertion that jewish immigrants worked in coal mines?

      • BAW

        My Polish ancestors worked in the mills and mines. My Slovak and Italian ancestors worked on the railroad, and my Jewish ancestors worked in a hat factory…that’s all I know from my genealogical research.

        • François

          May I ask from which country your Jewish ancestors came?

      • Bad_Mr_Frosty

        NAZI!! Jews built the pyramids by themselves, while being starved, whipped and denied building materials!

    • Tim

      Nanty-Glo Pa. and Robert`s Street BAW. My family could sell you some. There is a World famous Ben Shahn depression era photo that shows two child slag pickers. One on the left with an Andy Capp hat. My father was best friends with the boy on the right. His name was “Swede”. I showed an Ohio State historian who had the picture on his web site a family picture of my father playing touch football with the two boys before shipping out to resume his Atlantic fleet duties. The guy was suitabley impressed…

  • Bill

    These people are the ONLY group who refuses to lean English, and the ONLY group who demands WE learn their language. Solution? Eject them from our country. With prejudice. All of them. Let the Mexican border guards explain it to them in their own language. And when they ARE deported and returned to the Mexican officials, tell those officials they were deported for plotting against the Mexican government and intended on launching a revolution against the lawful government. Tell them also that the money they were sending home was going toward funding the revolution. I’m betting they won’t be released any time soon.

    • joesolargenius

      La Raza is to blame for this as they have been telling the hispanic illegals that they don’t have to learn English for the last thirty years.This was done so that they could be easier controlled and manipulated into acting as a political weapon by that group whom does not care about them any more than Jackson or Sharpton does about Black people. Organizations like that have been infiltrated by the Socialist backed by money from big business whom seek to control the Labor Market as that helps to eliminate the competition.

      • MBlanc46

        La Raza and corporate America. The corporations are falling all over themselves to make all of their signage and documentation bilingual. Perhaps it’s because they want to hire so many Mexicans.

        • Jane Johnson

          Have you noticed how you have to hunt for the English version of instructions on everything you buy these days while the Spanish version is right on the front of the package? The automated phone systems that say “Press 1 for English” piss me off,too. We shouldn’t have to press ANYTHING for English. It should be the default setting.

          • capnmorgan5150

            For English, press one.
            For Spanish, go back to Mexico.

          • Computer parts are the worst. I recently swapped out video cards in my main desktop box, and the instruction manual for the new one was written in 22 different languages. But interestingly, and perhaps tellingly, Spanish was not one of those 22 languages. For the record, the 22 were:

            English
            French
            German
            Italian
            Russian
            Greek
            Portuguese
            Dutch
            Swedish
            Norwegian
            Polish
            Czech
            Hungarian
            Turkish
            Romanian
            Serbian
            Arabic
            Malay
            Vietnamese
            Chinese
            Japanese
            Korean

            At least they had the good graces to put English first, and to give you a printed manual. More and more, doodads are just giving you a PDF on a disk, or just giving you a quick start piece of paper with the URL to download the full PDF and a QR code to go that URL.

          • Jane Johnson

            No Spanish…hmmmm…wouldn’t have anything to do with that immigration/IQ thingie, would it? If you REALLY want to see a long list of languages, the public assistance applications here in Florida look like the roll call at the U.N. Not thrilled about that either.

          • It’s probably because two digit IQ Indo-Mezo-Chicano jungle peasants don’t buy desktop video cards. But then that dog doesn’t hunt, because are we to think that Spaniards in Spain or white/ish Argentinians and Chileans don’t buy video cards?

          • Jane Johnson

            Good point…maybe an oversight?

          • The__Bobster

            My bank’s ATMs have an option to do business in 20 languages, some of them indecipherable. We’ve turned into a tower of Babel.

          • Puggg

            I didn’t read Ebonics, Xhosa or Swahili in that list. Can we also write something into that?

            An electronic doodad I bought awhile back had an instruction manual in several languages, Arabic being one of those. As I was looking at it, I thought to myself, “Yeah, I know how this story ends, with some big building in some big city getting bombed.”

          • Erasmus

            Yet, in the operating instructions for the new rake or shovel, Spanish always comes first.

          • The__Bobster

            Target is now running TV commercials in Spanish. They’ve lost my business.

          • François

            Ridiculous!

          • MBlanc46

            Indeed. Occasionally, it’s even “Press one for Spanish, press two for English”. Recently we’ve been receiving a few Spanish telemarketing calls.

      • François

        Sonia Sotomayor was a legal advisor for La Raza for many years.

        • joesolargenius

          That explains why she was picked for the Supreme court

    • Jane Johnson

      Nice Freudian slip there, Bill. But you’re right; they don’t “lean” English, they lean Spanish, and that’s the problem.

    • The__Bobster

      No, in areas where there are large number of Chinese, they are now demanding that town meetings be held in Mandarin. They’ve learned the art of racial politics too.

  • Jefferson

    If I move to Mexico, can I get a custodial job there if I do not speak a lick of Spanish ?

    • Jane Johnson

      No, no one cleans anything in Mexico.

      • My son went to a village in Mexico with a church group to help build a few houses. He told me that everything was filthy with used toilet paper flying everywhere. He was glad to be back home.
        I think it’s kinda sappy to run to Mexico to build houses for them when there are plenty of people right here in the USA who could use some help just repairing their home.

        • Jane Johnson

          Hopefully, seeing the way the primitives live gave him a greater appreciation for our more civilized way of life. Very glad that he made it back safely.

          • gemjunior

            It’s not only the squats you know. I read about this African immigrant in London. Apparently, he was so new to civilization that when he went to use the toilet in a large market, he went in an looked around at all the pretty shiny sinks and faucets and mirrors. He saw some stalls with doors, but figured that they were offices or something. Then he saw all the urinals against the wall, and so he bent over and pooped right into the urinal. Amazing. Some man in this public restroom went out and alerted a security guard, who pointed out to the African that it wasn’t acceptable to poop in urinals, and didn’t he notice all the other men were standing and urinating? Fresh out of the jungle, he knew NOTHING, NADA. But he did know what to say before simply walking out of the store, how about that? He said “You raciss.” He couldn’t speak a lick of English, had no idea what the security man was saying, and had never seen a toilet in his life, but he knew what to say to excuse himself. He was probably not told that in Africa, but more likely he was told that by some white liberal asshole at the airport or at immigration. Can you believe that?

          • Katherine McChesney

            I’d believe anything about blacks.

        • The__Bobster

          The plumbing systems in Mejico are so antiquated that their people are trained to throw their used toilet paper in a bin instead of flushing it. Some of them retain that disgusting habit when they move here.

        • François

          “He told me that everything was filthy with used toilet paper flying everywhere.”

          They have a strange conception of hygiene…

      • capnmorgan5150

        Mexico is America’s litter box.

        • Jane Johnson

          Without the cats.

        • saxonsun

          Mexico is an overflowing toilet–the turds are the illegals. They’re even the same color.

      • The__Bobster

        And they wouldn’t hire a gringo even if you did.

  • Jefferson

    There are over 20 million English speaking Americans in this country currently looking for a job.

    But apparently Auraria University has ZERO interest in hiring any of them. It is good to know that so many job creators in this country are not looking out for their fellow Americans.

  • White Mom in WDC

    ALL jobs today should require the applicant to take a basic reading test. Before anyone enters the US, he or she MUST pass a writing and reading test. Many problems would be solved. Employers that hire people illegally should get fined, and by the way, how the hell does a university hire people that don’t speak English and get away with it.

  • lily-white

    and since Colorado is such a “progressive” state… expect to see those bilingual signs on campus more sooner than later… http://www.salon.com/2013/03/20/how_to_turn_your_state_liberal/

  • Sue

    And the answer is……………..what they told our European ancestors. Learn English!

    • sbuffalonative

      For the life of me, I will never understand these people.
      If I was in charge of hiring, I would simply make it clear that english comprehension was a prerequisite if simply for the safety of the potential employee. Do these people not know that these people are going to have to read labels and follow safety instructions?
      Is protecting people from potential harm discrimination?

      • GM (Australia)

        Simple answer; If you want to either study or work in the USA you must learn English, as simple as that. Make English the official language of your country before it is too late. Multilingual signs should be restricted to airports and tourist areas.

        • François

          I did. Why can’t they?

      • Sue

        We don’t understand it because there’s no logic to it.
        They’re probably in this country illegally and are waiting for the “toilet” full of cash.

      • anarchyst

        If you did make English a requirement for hiring, you would be sued by those of the “tribe” whose organizations span the ACLU, NAACP and others.
        It’s just not worth it. . .

        • The__Bobster

          Tribal members who file lawsuits for fun and profit should be jailed.

          • François

            Many of them are lawyers and judges, you see.

    • And when they had real long names like Buttalongandgetti, the immigration officials would just shorten it to Butt.

      • Sue

        🙂 And they were grateful for that too. Our relatives were classy people.

  • jay11

    I cannot believe a PUBLIC institution or a PRIVATE institution would EVER hire ANYONE who could not speak the language of the nation. It is utter lunacy! If I go to China, Russia, Brazil, Cambodia, Mexico or wherever and apply for some regular kind of job in ANY institution there, and I DO NOT speak the language of that nation, do you think I would ever have any chance of being hired? Our nation and its people are nuts, nuts, nuts and we keep doing ever more self-destructive things. I detest the ‘social justice’ crowd for what they are doing to this once great land and people.

    • Greg Thomas

      The person doing the hiring is probably a mexican anchor baby. They hire their raza everytime. The fact they do not speak English is perceived as a bonus, as it’s their way of giving the finger to this country.

      • The__Bobster

        Cheap American HR officers will also hire illegals if they can get away with it.

    • capnmorgan5150

      Yeah, and she repaid them by suing them over something stupid. Thanks for the job, talk to my lawyer.

      • The__Bobster

        Cheap foreign labor is never cheap in the long run.

  • APaige

    I guess that is why they miss the U.S Border signs.

  • You are in America.
    .
    Have a government job.
    .
    But can’t read English.
    .
    Problem? Are you even legal to be here?

  • Jane Johnson

    Illlegals can work in Denver schools, but disabled Americans cannot have their choice of service dogs in Denver. They can legislate against a breed of dog, but not against illegals taking American jobs and filing bogus lawsuits. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2010/12/07/pit-bull-ban-will-remain-in-denver/

    • At one point, the city of Denver banned “pit bull” dogs, even though there is no such breed. The city empowered “experts” who knew this imaginary breed on sight.

      There’s a famous picture of me asleep on a friend’s sofa in the morning after a party, with two cats and three Staffordshire terriers curled up with me: caption “The Beast Master”. The only animal in the house too big to join us was Wooly Bear, a rather large, apricot-colored Chow. Staffordshire terriers (a.k.a. “pit bulls”) are sweet animals.

      Denver’s goofiness does not merely extend to dog breeds and their status as an illegal alien sanctuary. At one point, the city proposed to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour. I wrote to say I hoped they would do it, because it would drive every restaurant and retail business into the suburbs and kill Denver’s sales tax base forever.

      I think Denver also restricted or banned “assault guns” at one point. I always thought an assault gun was a tracked, armored artillery piece like the StuG-III or SU-100. They appointed – you guessed it – “experts” again.

      Denver isn’t merely an ugly big city. They sometimes get temperature inversions that trap the smog down low. This looks awful and smells worse. Colorado likes to joke about how bad Greeley smells when the wind blows from the pig farms to the north, but Denver stinks.

      Denver is merely a place to go through on my way somewhere else.

      • Jane Johnson

        We have an 11 year old red nosed pit who stations himself close to wherever my newborn grandson happens to be, and at the first peep from Caleb, Monte will come and whine to my daughter or me until we go and investigate. This is the 3rd grandchild to receive the guardian treatment.

        • We have a fox who thinks he’s a dog, and he’s very protective of Ariadne.

          • Jane Johnson

            William Faulkner wrote about pet foxes in the Old South, and the resulting hybrids when they bred with hunting dogs (hounds). Alas, those dogs wouldn’t hunt.

          • Maverick hunts rabbits. He looks at the rabbit and then into my eyes while shivering with his tail down flat, and when I nod and smile, he’s on the rabbit. He’s so quick.

  • Luca

    Were they not interviewed? They speak English all right, they just want to throw their weight around. They’re just relentlessly pecking away at the system until White, heterosexual, Christian America dies the death of a thousand cuts.

    • Luca, it’s their dream that we die. But I know we will win this war because it is already written in the Book. I’m a pretty good student of the Bible and have learned a lot and most of what preachers teach is wrong. That is also addressed in the Prophets warnings to preachers. “Get it right or do not open your mouth.”

      • Luca

        They don’t really want us to die, they want our dominance to die. They want to dominate us and live off the fruits of our labor. I only hope we don’t go the way of South Africa.

        • The__Bobster

          No, they really want us to die. They’re not smart enough to realize that we’re responsible for their standard of living.

          Mario Obledo (former California secretary of health and welfare and co-founder of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: “We’re going to take over all the political institutions of California. California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. If they [Anglos] don’t like Mexicans, they ought to go back to Europe.” [interviewed on radio station KIEV, Los Angeles, June 17, 1998.] (added 6/29/03)

          Rodolfo Acuna (professor of Chicano studies at Cal State Northridge) “There’s a growing feeling ‘Why should we pay for all these senior citizens’ if the majority of them are white and all they were willing to pay for was prisons?” [Jonathan Tilove, Generation Gap Becoming Racial Gap, San Francisco Examiner, Nov. 23, 1997, p. A17.] (added 2/05/03)

          Augustin Cebada (Head of the Brown Berets, a Hispanic activist organization at a July 4, 1996 rally) – “We’re here today to show L.A., show the minority people here, the Anglo-Saxons, that we are here, the majority, we’re here to stay. We do the work in this city, we take care of the spoiled brat children . . . we are the majority here and we are not going to be pushed around.”

          Augustin Cebada “Go back to Simi Valley, you skunks! Go back to Woodland Hills! Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people, it is your duty to die. . . .” [Quoted in Barbara Coe, Reconquista, The Takeover of America, California Coalition for Immigration Reform, 1998, p. 20.]

          Prof. Jose Angel Gutierrez (University of Texas, Arlington) “We have an aging white America. They are dying. They are ****ting in their pants with fear! . . . I love it!” – [Speech of Jan. 1995, quoted in Coe, Reconquista, p. 16.]

          • Freya

            You are so disciplined with your research Bobster. But I have to agree with Luca that the ultimate goal is subjugation not actual genocide.

          • Luca

            I know these things have been said and more, but one can only hope this is a radical, extremist view and that the average main stream mestizo knows who butters his bread.

        • “They don’t really want us to die”.

          Channon Christian can not be reached for comment.

  • me

    They may not know how to speak English, but they know how to sue for discrimination–and how to count currency….

  • MBlanc46

    “If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist” That sentence ought to be the beginning and the end of the story.

  • robin

    I would like to see a taxpayer organization sue the mexican government and/or any illegal that flaunts his illegality like these jokers, or just any illegal that sucks tax monies from American tax payers.

    • The__Bobster

      They would just cry poverty and skate.

  • My ex-father used to have a sign for his office blackboard in the C.U. Boulder physics tower that said in Spanish not to erase anything. Later on, he had a similar sign in Spanish and Hmong. Of course you realize the fatal flaw in this arrangement: the assumption that someone sweeping floors at a state uni campus can read anything in any language.

    I used to have a problem at work with someone turning off the fume hood fan master switch to my lab, which could have literally blown up the entire building. I posted a hazard note next to the switch. After I noticed this and my repeated exhortations to stop doing this were ignored, I never showed up earlier than 10:00 AM, hoping the idiot would blow up anyone but me. Eventually, I installed a locking cover over the switch, which was removed.

    I gave up.

  • LHathaway

    Wasn’t there a story called “I, Ribota” that was required reading for many college courses a couple of decades ago? I never read it myself, but It was purportedly about all the racism and oppression this Ribota from Central America faced. When the story turned out to be fabricated it made a very quiet exit. So in that since those who had read it were miseducated.

    • The__Bobster

      “Roots” was fabricated (plagiarized), yet it’s still required reading for some school children,

      • Freya

        Can your direct me to a source for that one?

        • try the new google invention called “search”

          roots plagiarism alex haley

    • Erasmus

      The name of the book was “I, Rigoberta Manchú,” and you are correct: The story later turned out to be almost entirely fabricated. Yet, Sra. Menchú still retains her Nobel Peace Prize and is hailed by leftists worldwide as a champion of human rights and of the downtrodden.

      • Unperson

        Q: What’s the difference between I, Rigoberta Manchú and Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot?

        A: I, Robot has a more believable plot.

  • name865name

    A group of Hispanic custodians at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver are claiming they are victims of discrimination. IMAGINE HAVING TO SPEAK ENGLISH IN U.S. HOW INSENSATIVE CAN WE BE. THEY ARE PROBABLY ‘ILLEGALS.’ HINT TO ILLEGALS…IT IS EASIER TO GET A JOB IN U.S. IF YOU SPEAK ENGLISH-I KNOW IT IS HARSH-BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS. YOU COULD BECOME AN ILLEGAL IN A SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY…

  • jimbo

    How did they fill out a job app if they can’t read? Also how do they read warning labels on cleaning products and avoid injury?

  • JJCULLEN

    I bet they can read the instructions on a lottery ticket

    • capnmorgan5150

      Or how to get on welfare.

      • The__Bobster

        There are plenty of people out there who are paid to enable the invaders.

  • Ken

    Look at the Great Opportunity here for a black female who only speaks Ebonics.
    They will kiss her feet to get her on the payroll?

    • gemjunior

      Yes, she’ll be PERFECT for the job. Just make sure that in addition to speaking only Ebonics, she needs to have absolutely no skills whatsoever and no manners at all.
      It would also be a super bonus if she was really overweight, sullen, and fond of putting her feet up as well as taking frequent breaks. She should not have an affable or friendly demeanor if she sits at reception or greets any clients. Sucking her teeth when requested to perform her job would be even better. But, she must be black and female.

  • My wife’s son married a Peruvian and she has learned English quit well, as there two year old son also speaks English and some Spanish. If she can learn English then these idiots can also. I know a word or two of Spanish. Si, peligro. Yes, danger.

    • IstvanIN

      They shouldn’t be here, period.

  • Vyncennt

    The comments area of the original article is a breath of fresh air. Check it out.

  • potato78

    Whites have historical record, in which whites like cheap labors.
    Don’t always blame somebody else.
    If you don’t like it. Just CHANGE IT!

  • The__Bobster

    A group of Hispanic custodians at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver are claiming they are victims of discrimination.

    They’ve filed a complaint against the campus operator that could be reviewed by a federal judge.
    ________

    Deport all the illegal alien plaintiffs. Oh, snap, the government made that illegal two weeks ago. Can’t have future Democrat voters leave the country.

    • Denver is a “sanctuary” city, which means even without federal involvement, it is completely forbidden for local cops to ask whether a given squat, brown greaser is in our country with permission.

  • Greg Thomas

    They cannot speak a word of English, but had no problems finding their way to the court house steps.

  • mobilebay

    Surely each employee has been assigned a translator? I believe we can thank Bill Clinton for that little benefit. If not, wait for the lawsuits to begin. Oh, by the way, a little tidbit unknown to our lawmakers, is the fact that it is a felony to aid, assist or encourage in any way the employment of persons not authorized to be in this country. Guess that’s another law they decided to ignore. Sen. Rand Paul, in fact, made an impassioned speech offering help to anyone wishing to work here. Too bad it wasn’t aimed at Americans.

    • Bobby

      Interesting you bring up Bill Clinton. I say this from a totally objective view point–Bill Clinton did more damage to the U.S. than any President in the last forty years, by playing both sides against the middle..

  • Bobby

    Yep, this is the method, so familiar by now, that will allow Mexicans to completely dominate and inherit this nation. Whine, complain, even if your’e here illegally, get a leftist law firm to take your case, no matter how absurd it is, than wind up winning your case and creating one more America destroying precedent. Learn Spanish, get ready for all the crime coming when amnesty comes, and continue to believe we are number one. Oh, and make sure to re-elect people like Charles Schumer, Lindsay Graham, good old John McCain, Jeff Flake,etc.etc.

  • vladdy1

    Excellent comments in the original article.

  • whiteuncleruckus

    If the people at this university want diversity, they can have it.

    • Jane Johnson

      If we are all the same, and race is merely a social construct, then what exactly is the point of diversity? If race doesn’t exist, wouldn’t it follow that diversity doesn’t either?

  • That is ridiculous… Plenty of community organizations offer ESL programs. My church does. Why can’t they go to one of those free programs and learn English?! I know it’s harder for some than others, but if you are going to live somewhere you really should plan on learning to speak the language.

  • nobody

    “If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist.”

    Well in that case you might want to start learning English, moron.

  • François

    ““If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist,” said Ribota.”

    I wish I could tell her: “Well, why can’t you just buckle down, and learn that language, since you want to live and work in the States? I mean, it’s not my native language either, but I did study it. Why the Hell do you people expect the entire English-speaking American society to adapt to YOU?”

    Sorry, but all those Hispanics who refuse to make any effort to learn English are really beginning to p*** me off.