This author was raised in a City in Texas whose schools had a zero tolerance rule against spoken Spanish on school property and suspended students who were caught violating the rule, even if it was one word in the parking lot or cafeteria. The same City prohibited any translation of its official documents, was forced to bus students in order to integrate its schools, segregated or allowed segregation of its residents of color, even at the only (at the time in 1970ish) cinema and was infamous for the prison sentences that non-whites received in its court system.
In the halls of New Braunfels High School, in the parking lots of the same, the cafeteria or actually anywhere on school grounds when I was attending in the late 70’s, Spanish was prohibited. I think the first time I was dragged into the Principal’s office for the violation of “Speaking Spanish”, it was because I had called my food by its name, out loud and to a friend who from across the table was asking me what I had brought for lunch. The cafeteria was a rather loud place, so when I responded to him that my mother had packed “tacos” for me, it was with enough force to ensure that he co
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