I Will Not Apologize For Speaking Multiple Languages

Achtung, achtung!

There is no shame in speaking more than one language,
Of having more than one maternal tongue.
Of being able to let you know that I don’t care about your bigoted opinion in more than one idiom.

No voy a pedir disculpas por amar en español,
Trabajar en inglés,
Amar en francés
Y despedirme en italiano.
No voy a perdonar al que no aprecia que le de las gracias en Japonés,
O al que se hace el loco y cuestiona lo similar que es el portugués al castellano.

Ne pas ton stupidité comprendre.
FERMEZ la bouche!
Vous devez me contrarier et me corriger quand vous comprenez ce que je veux dire .
Si vous ne l’aimez mon accent,
O ma diction,
Obtenez pq d’occasion ne changeront pas pour vous.

Capisci!

Embrace the Spanglish,
The cul de sacs,
The Dasvidanyas,
And the Alohas.
Learn to value being able to understand your peers in more ways than one.
To serve as a babel fish for the generations that come behind you.
For the future requires that we become one people, one voice, interpreters in many tones and accents.

Find brotherhood in every corner of the world.

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