In the last post we discussed how ODOT is using your gas tax money to make Spanish language videos available (including Spanish only) instead of building roads. Where they got this idea is beyond me because it doesn't even fit in with their "plan" to reach the "Hispanic community."
Here is what ODOT says:
Reach Spanish-speaking communities
(a) More than 90% of the Hispanic community Spanish-speaking along I-5, near corridor for
commuting to and from Oregon.
(b) 85% of Hispanic community is 1st generation with little to no English skills.
(c) 99% are below federal guidelines for poverty.
(d) Over 90% mono-language (Spanish only).
(e) Over 90% are intergenerational, so there are school-age children in most families.
(f) Focus is survival for today for family.
(g) Literature is not effective because most are not literate in English or Spanish.
(h) Radio is effective way to reach.
(i) Community meetings: won’t share information, but will take information. Not considered
(j) Don’t use children as tools to reach them.
(k) Celebration of food / dancing good way to get large gathering.
(l) Transportation is issue to Hispanic. Majority of women and mothers do not drive.
(m)Hispanic newspaper, Portland resource.
(n)Use Cinco de Mayo celebration for outreach Hispanic
Here is what I read:
People who speak Spanish:
a) 99% don't pay taxes
b) Most are not educated enough to read let alone work
c) They all have kids in school