Morning Links: Buffalo-Wing Boycott, Nashville’s English-Only Measure and More

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  01.23.09 | 8:18 AM ET

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5 Comments for Morning Links: Buffalo-Wing Boycott, Nashville’s English-Only Measure and More

Ling 01.23.09 | 10:23 AM ET

About the Nashville vote, I don’t think it means that white Southerers are suddenly giving up bigotry. Just means, I think, that the population is getting less white and more multi-racial.

Michael Yessis 01.23.09 | 10:33 AM ET

The story I linked to touched on that, Ling: “Overall, the ‘one country, one language’ sentiment pushed by Crafton to galvanize voters didn’t resonate because Nashville is becoming cosmopolitan and comfortable with its diversity…”

Good news all around.

Eva Holland 01.23.09 | 11:11 AM ET

Wow. I hadn’t heard about these “English-only” movements. I bet I know the answer, but just in case—is there any chance the politicians pushing these amendments are willing to pony up the cash/programs/infrastructure to help immigrants and refugees learn said English? Or are they just supposed to magically “assimilate” on their own dime?

Yeah, that’s what I thought. Sigh. Glad it’s been defeated!

TambourineMan 01.23.09 | 3:13 PM ET

Super Bowl wing shortage?! The horror…the horror.

Well, Mike, guess you’ll just have to make do with your old Super Bowl standby:

Save one for me.

Tim L. 01.24.09 | 1:27 AM ET

I live in Nashville and am happy to see that so many of my neighbors made up a record turnout on this silly referendum. As the article noted, it was a giant waste of money and as the alternative weekly here noted, that amount would have paid for a whole lot of English classes for immigrants.

And thanks Michael for the shout-out on Perceptive Travel’s third birthday!

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