In response to letter writers unable to be employed as English monolinguals (Dec. 20, 21 and 28): There may be any number of reasons why you are not being hired. My guess, however, is that your bias against bilinguals shines through in your interviews and letters of intent.
Whether we speak Spanish or not, our diverse job market will require all of us to collaborate with bilinguals and empathize with their needs. We all need the sensitivity to other cultures and an acceptance of other people that studying a foreign language can provide. In short, it is not a lack of Spanish that is preventing you from obtaining employment; it is a lack of tolerance.
Spanish professor, University of Texas; former Escalon resident