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Old 02-02-2014, 10:30 PM
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Looks like coca cola screwed the pooch w/ this one. Unbelievable amount of negative backlash !
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 PM
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i dont see why people are so upset about this. coca cola is an american based company but they have factories all over the world. seems like they are just thanking everyone. at least they left God in the lyrics.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:37 PM
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What's wrong with it


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Old 02-02-2014, 10:41 PM
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I dont agree with what they did...

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:44 PM
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heaven forbid they make a commercial to represent the cultural diversity of this nation
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:54 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with it. It's no different than older Cajun members of the VFW saying the Pledge of Alegiance in French.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:55 PM
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How quickly people forget we were all immigrants at one time. Or at least the ones before us.
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I pity the people who have a problem with this.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:42 PM
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My grandmother's parents insisted on speaking english in the home after immigrating from Costa Rica. We're all Americans of hispanic descent, but we're Americans. We don't need or ask folks to speak spanish to make us feel more welcome.

A difficulty caused my great grandparents to have to stop over in Cuba for seven years while my great grandfather made shoes to earn enough money to complete the voyage. My aunt America was born during this time. She just turned 99.

Their generation of immigrants did not pretend that America would be free or easy, nor did they aspire to maintain allegiance to the nations or cultures that had failed them. They became unhyphenated Americans. They adapted to their new country. They did not expect their new country to adapt to them.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:49 PM
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My grandmother's parents insisted on speaking english in the home after immigrating from Costa Rica. We're all Americans of hispanic descent, but we're Americans. We don't need or ask folks to speak spanish to make us feel more welcome.

A difficulty caused my great grandparents to have to stop over in Cuba for seven years while my great grandfather made shoes to earn enough money to complete the voyage. My aunt America was born during this time. She just turned 99.

Their generation of immigrants did not pretend that America would be free or easy, nor did they aspire to maintain allegiance to the nations or cultures that had failed them. They became unhyphenated Americans. They adapted to their new country. They did not expect their new country to adapt to them.
X2. Very well said and so true.

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Old 02-02-2014, 11:49 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with it. It's no different than older Cajun members of the VFW saying the Pledge of Alegiance in French.
This ad really irritates me. My grandparents were scorned for speaking French in school. They were taught if you were going to live in America, you speak English. Otherwise me and a lot of ppl on this site would be fluent in our native language. But now we have to cater to everyone else? Just aggregating to me that now it's ok and shoved down our throats.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:09 AM
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I have no problem what so ever with immigrants. Legal ones that is.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:30 AM
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My grandmother's parents insisted on speaking english in the home after immigrating from Costa Rica. We're all Americans of hispanic descent, but we're Americans. We don't need or ask folks to speak spanish to make us feel more welcome.

A difficulty caused my great grandparents to have to stop over in Cuba for seven years while my great grandfather made shoes to earn enough money to complete the voyage. My aunt America was born during this time. She just turned 99.

Their generation of immigrants did not pretend that America would be free or easy, nor did they aspire to maintain allegiance to the nations or cultures that had failed them. They became unhyphenated Americans. They adapted to their new country. They did not expect their new country to adapt to them.
Thanks for that story, my family came from itally,went to work, assimilated and built a life, never asked anything from anybody,,sad it's not that way these days..so AMEN bro
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:31 AM
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I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:44 AM
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I have no problems with the ad.

If you want to learn French now to carry forward your heritage. Go for it. I have my kids enrolled in a French immersion school for that reason.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:19 AM
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Wow, if you guys let something like this bother you then you must spend a large portion of your lives walking around being pissed off.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:10 AM
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This ad really irritates me. My grandparents were scorned for speaking French in school. They were taught if you were going to live in America, you speak English. Otherwise me and a lot of ppl on this site would be fluent in our native language. But now we have to cater to everyone else? Just aggregating to me that now it's ok and shoved down our throats.
You are correct. If our grandparents weren't forced to stop using their native language, we would all be fluent in Cajun French. Unfortunately, that's not the case and the Cajun French language will be gone in a very short time. Because we gave up ours, does that make it right that we demand today's LEGAL immigrants to turn their back on their heritage?
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:22 AM
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This ad really irritates me. My grandparents were scorned for speaking French in school. They were taught if you were going to live in America, you speak English. Otherwise me and a lot of ppl on this site would be fluent in our native language. But now we have to cater to everyone else? Just aggregating to me that now it's ok and shoved down our throats.
I wonder how native Americans feel.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:23 AM
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Je n'ai pas de problème avec elle, nous étions tous fois immigrés. Je suis sûr que mes ancêtres n'est pas venu ici légalement.

Ich habe kein Problem damit, wir waren alle einmal Einwanderer. Ich bin ziemlich sicher, dass meine Vorfahren rechtlich nicht kamst.

I don't have a problem with it, we were all once immigrants. I'm pretty sure my forefathers didn't come here legally.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:25 AM
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I wonder how native Americans feel.
No **** huh?
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