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High school student suspended for speaking Spanish

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:56 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Most of the time, 16-year-old Zach Rubio converses in clear, unaccented American teen-speak, a form of English in which the three most common words are “like,” “whatever” and “totally.” But Zach is also fluent in his dad’s native language, Spanish – and that’s what got him suspended from school.

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