I need to know how many other people that commissioner asked if they could read and speak English before I pass judgement. It honestly does sound kind of prejudicial if not outright racist.
It is extremely insulting.
I dont know if its necessarily racist, but it is condescending.
I actually do this all the time to people I know when they are acting stupid.
"Did I stutter? Am I speaking english? Is your brain able to process the last sentence I said? Have you heard of this 'english' language before?"
She IS a bitch. Its unfortunate that he lost his job for stating that fact.