President Donald Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy legislation on Wednesday, saying it "would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century."
Many French people favor the English word "black" over the local equivalent "noir." Why? There's a history behind it that dates back decades — in fact, two histories: the French version seeks to be color-blind while the American one recognizes race at every turn.
If you want to upset French language purists, learn to speak Chiac. It's a dialect of Acadian French spoken in New Brunswick that borrows liberally from English. Even as other North American dialects and languages are vanishing, Chiac seems to be sticking around.
Fifty years ago, kids caught speaking French in Maine schools might be punished. Today, schools are teaching it to help young people regain their heritage, in a state where 20 percent have a Franco-American background.