Friday, April 10, 2009

Texas Congress Woman Wants Asian Americans to Change Their Names

This is quite the news story. Cudos to Amaka. Don't really know what to say to this except that some folks are just lost in the sauce. I think what Mrs. Betty Brown is suffering from is a severe case of exceptionalism.

On Tuesday, State Rep. Betty Brown (R) said that Asian-Americans should change their names because they’re too hard to pronounce:

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told [
Organization of Chinese Americans representative Ramey] Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”Brown has resisted calls to apologize. Her spokesman said that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”


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