GOP Uses English as a 'Language of Imperialism'

Alicia Powe | March 19, 2012
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Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have a "disposition of anti-immigrant," said liberal Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill on Friday's Starting Point.

"When I hear Rick Santorum talking, when I hear Mitt Romney talk, I hear a disposition of anti-immigrant. I hear a language of English as the language of imperialism and global dominance," Lamont Hill said.

The panel was discussing Santorum's remarks that Puerto Rico would have to speak English in addition to Spanish to earn statehood, and Mitt Romney's reply that English is "the language of opportunity" and that proficiency should be encouraged there.