Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Asians should change their names"

Texas State Representative Betty Brown (R) testified:

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?”

In response to the public outrage, her spokesperson said that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”

1 comment:

liminalD said...

Emmy, Git me mah rifle - I'ma goin' bigot huntin'

Appalled. Seriously.