Multiculturalism debate

The Sun's coverage of state political leaders' comments and community reaction.

Humble origins no barrier to success, Ehrlich tells Hispanic students at symposium

It's a long half-mile from the working-class Arbutus apartments where he grew up to the university classroom where he lectured yesterday, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said. But he told the ambitious Hispanic high school students there that they can go just as far.  Read more ...

'Ethnomathematics' arrival adds to spin of multiculturalism

WHEN GOV. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. called multiculturalism "bunk" and "crap" about a year ago, you'd have thought, judging from the reaction of some folks, that he'd just taken out a lifetime membership in the Ku Klux Klan.  Read more ...

Ehrlich has no apology as immigrants protest

It was no tongue slip, no mindless gaffe.  Read more ...

O'Malley rebuts 'English' remarks

Leading a rising chorus of bilingual outrage, Mayor Martin O'Malley delivered a pointed rebuttal yesterday - in Spanish - to recent remarks by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Comptroller William Donald Schaefer deriding multiculturalism and those who don't speak English.  Read more ...

Ehrlich calls multiculturalism 'bunk', 'damaging to society'

The concept of multiculturalism is "bunk" and "damaging to the society," Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said in defending remarks about non-English speakers made by political ally Comptroller William Donald Schaefer.  Read more ...

Transcript of Schaefer remarks

State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer's remarks at the Board of Public Works.  Read more ...

Delayed fast-food order fodder for comptroller

Perturbed by his difficulty ordering food at a local McDonald's restaurant, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer unleashed a tirade against Maryland residents who don't speak English yesterday - prompting criticism that his comments showed a lack of tolerance for other cultures.  Read more ...

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