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What’s the story behind “we speak English”?
Europeans went to that side of the world and forced children to go to schools they setup and only allowed them to speak English and dress as Europeans until an entire generation had grown up without our traditional ways. European missionaries force their ways on other people and destroy cultures. Forced assimilation. It’s called colonization.
If you’re going to defend cultural genocide then why are these Filipino children photographed holding a “We speak English” sign? Why would it be so important to document with a camera in that time period? Somebody was making a point about the influence that had been put on these young, impressionable children.