There were good reasons for our immigrant great grandparents and grandparents not wanting their children to learn Icelandic.
All you have to do is read some books about how immigrants were treated. The stories are disheartening. The racism, tribalism, and prejudice was overwhelming. Comments about immigrants in the newspapers are shocking.
Icelanders, when they first came to Canada, were not considered equal to people from the UK. Icelanders were not