In a story this past Sunday about English-only policies in the workplace, the New York Times quoted some ‘brilliant’ cultural insights from Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy, which in October did a study among Latina executives, finding that many refrained from speaking Spanish at work because they felt that doing so would hurt them professionally.
“Spanish is not associated with business connections. It’s associated with gossiping or wasting time,” she said.
¡Pero mamita! Doesn’t she know we Latinas like el chisme and wasting time in both, English and Spanish?