Of U.S. Latinos, 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual, according to PEW Research.
Dr. Malcom Finney believes that it just takes one moment of falling in love with speaking another language with another human being for us to realize that languages are not threatening.
“One of the things about being in California is that I have been gender challenged since the day I walked in,” Achy Obejas says. “I moved out here in 2013 after teaching at the University of Chicago and DePaul. The issue of something as simple as a pronoun had not been brought up in the intense way that it was here.”