On Tuesday, State Rep. Betty Brown (R) caused a firestorm during House testimony on voter identification legislation when she 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?”
Yesterday, Brown continued to resist calls to apologize. Her spokesman said that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:39 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
And I thought politicians couldnt get any more stupid.. I was wrong!
Answer by BEXi at 11:35 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by StifflersMom82 at 11:35 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by beadingmom17 at 11:38 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 11:40 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:42 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 11:44 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Wtf??? That's the craziest, most asinine thing I've ever heard in my life. Actually, many Asian names are quite easy to pronounce if you understand just a little about how things are pronounced. It's different from what we are used to I guess, but it's not difficult at all.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:48 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 11:51 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Next question overall
so does anyone else have a child thats starting middle school?