Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 14:44:39 -0400

From: Jeutonne Brewer jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: English Only Amendment

North Carolina passed an English Only law in July, 1987. Shortly

after that the legislature passed a resolution that said in

effect that the legislature did not intend that the law would

deny rights to anyone. If you are making a distinction between

English Only and English as an Official Language, the NC law is

of the official language variety.

Since that time I think there has been mostly silence on the subject.

Most North Carolinians don't seem to know that the state has such a

law. That was certainly the case in my undergraduate class this

semester when we talked about English Only laws.

I have a copy of the NC law and the resolution. If you need or want

a copy, I will be glad to mail them to you.


* jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *

* Jeutonne_Brewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *

* Jeutonne P. Brewer *

* Department of English *

* University of North Carolina at Greensboro *

* Greensboro, NC 27412 *