Thursday, April 9, 2009

Texas Lawmaker: Asian-Americans Need Simpler Names To Help ID Them (Video)


Texas state legislator [Republican Rep. Betty Brown] suggesting that Asian-Americans might want to change their names to something a little easier to pronounce.

"Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand its 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?" the Republican lawmaker said, as the House was debating a voter ID bill.

Feel free to stop watching after the first minute or so. The politicians questions are in the first minute.

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1 comment:

  1. Well, I use my Chinese name ever since I came to Canada. My name was given by my Grandpa with respect to my ancestor's tradition and the family tree. So I would be pretty upset if there is a law saying , your name should be in a Betty Brown format.

    I think she is targeting Chinese on purpose, maybe we are too smart? or half of the lawers/doctors are all chinese. I think jealousie had driven this woman insane.