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    Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for Americans t

    Think Progress Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for Americans to deal with.’

    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.”
    What an idiot!!

    I love it that the Chinese-American she was talking to was named 'Ko'. Because that name is so damn difficult to pronounce.
    But for real, if we want to start talking about difficult last names, start with the Polish or Indian ones. I talked to an Indian lady last week who had about 15 letters in her last name.
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    *Winston, a native Texan, hangs head in shame*

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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    *Winston, a native Texan, hangs head in shame*
    Winston is a difficult name, could you change is to something more American..er.. Texan....er..easy for idiots to say?
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Winston is a difficult name, could you change is to something more American..er.. Texan....er..easy for idiots to say?
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    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?
    That's just funny....I wonder what her stance on illegal immigration is.
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
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    What an idiot!!

    I love it that the Chinese-American she was talking to was named 'Ko'. Because that name is so damn difficult to pronounce.
    But for real, if we want to start talking about difficult last names, start with the Polish or Indian ones. I talked to an Indian lady last week who had about 15 letters in her last name.

    Their names are already written in english form,why the **** care if someone has a hard time pronouncing it? I am pretty sure there are words in the english dictionary that are hard for some people to pronounce. If someone makes a mistake in pronouncing it then I am sure the individual can correct that person on the correct pronunciation of his or her name.
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's just funny....I wonder what her stance on illegal immigration is.

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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post

    What an idiot!!

    I love it that the Chinese-American she was talking to was named 'Ko'. Because that name is so damn difficult to pronounce.
    But for real, if we want to start talking about difficult last names, start with the Polish or Indian ones. I talked to an Indian lady last week who had about 15 letters in her last name.
    Nice!!! Critique State Rep. Betty Brown (R), then target a couple of ethnic groups for the same reason.
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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    1) Most people with names that are very difficult to pronounce for an English speaker Anglosize their names when they are naturalized.

    2) Americans should learn Chinese. It's the new French.

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    Re: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for America

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Nice!!! Critique State Rep. Betty Brown (R), then target a couple of ethnic groups for the same reason.

    I am joking, she is not. See the difference?

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