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Writing and not writing

May 31, 2007

One area where migrants are at a clear disadvantage is in speaking and writing the language of the host country. While speaking and writing a language properly is desired because communication works, language can be used to disenfranchise ethnic groups from participating in society. In light of these challenges, I’ve made up the following quote:

I’d rather not know how to write and have something to say than know how to write and have nothing to say.

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