Those Difficult Chinese Names

 Posted by on 24 April 2009 at 1:24 pm  Funny, WTF
Apr 242009

Texas State Representative Betty Brown created a furor when she made the following remarks about Chinese last names during testimony on proposed voter ID legislation:

Lawmaker defends comment on Asians

…Brown suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible.

“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.

She made her remarks to Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans.

I’m sorry to hear that Ms. Brown has troubles with difficult Chinese last names like “Ko”…

(Via Cynical-C.)

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