I agree that the comment was in poor taste, but nothing like a "racist chant." If Spanish is given a second language status, how long will it be for French, then Chinese, then Indian, then Portuguese, then ???
Maintaining a single language is important to the overall good of the country - we already have enough miscommunication! Do we want to end-up like Europe where people living across the river from each other can't speak to each other?
Oh wait, they speak English . . .