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Old 04-09-09, 06:08 PM
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Those darn Asians and their crazy gibberish names!

Here's the gist of this article: Rep. Betty Brown of Texas would like Asians to change their names to something easier to pronounce so Americans won't have such a hard time.

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AUSTIN — A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans to deal with.”

The comments caused the Texas Democratic Party on Wednesday to demand an apology from state Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell. But a spokesman for Brown said her comments were only an attempt to overcome problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes.

The exchange occurred late Tuesday as the House Elections Committee heard testimony from Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Ko told the committee that people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent often have problems voting and other forms of identification because they may have a legal transliterated name and then a common English name that is used on their driver’s license on school registrations.

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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.


Brown later told 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?”

Democratic Chairman Boyd Richie said Republicans are trying to suppress votes with a partisan identification bill and said Brown “is adding insult to injury with her disrespectful comments.”

Brown spokesman Jordan Berry said Brown was not making a racially motivated comment but was trying to resolve an identification problem.

Berry said Democrats are trying to blow Brown’s comments out of proportion because polls show most voters support requiring identification for voting. Berry said the Democrats are using racial rhetoric to inflame partisan feelings against the bill.

“They want this to just be about race,” Berry said.
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I bet she's sick of eating Ch**** Chow, too.
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I like some of the 'asian' names.

'Long Dong Wang', shit like that.
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I think "Ko" is a handy name. Easy to spell and pronounce, and it fits in forms nicely. Not like Bassington-Ffrench.
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Hey Betty, คุณมีเพศสัมพันธ์, 他媽的你, & 엿먹으라고
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Wait till she discovers those damn Germans, Danes and Polish with their screwy names. I should know, since mine is German and is 11 letters long.
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I bet she's sick of eating Ch**** Chow, too.
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When we worked with a Japanese company that is here in the US, the high management adopted first names that were generic "white" names.

The people would obviously be from abroad, and introduce themselves as "Henry" or "Fred". It was kind of numerous.
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My roommate freshman year in college would only let you call him Bob. I guess he figured Xianzhi was too hard.
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It wont be racist if she also passes a bill making Jason Lee and Penn Jillette give their kids acceptable names.
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This doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary. We have a very extensive Asian population here, and all of those that I've worked or gone to school with "Americanize" their names so it would be easier.

I figure'd that's how most of them went about it.
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The people would obviously be from abroad, and introduce themselves as "Henry" or "Fred". It was kind of numerous.
Why, how many were there?
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"Everyone's a little bit racist..."
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I'm not an Asian but she can kiss my Asian friend's butt!! lol By the way, I'm a newbie here. :-)
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I think the Asians should not go on rampages and shoot people so much. I think that would be a better thing to focus on.
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Also, they all look alike.
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Actually I think she has the right idea. When I was in Japan and trying to learn Japanese (mostly unsuccessfully), I thought it would be easier if every Japanese learned English instead. I just couldn't convince them
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Also, they all look alike.
Oh, no, you din't!
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Bletty Blown need to chut up. Go now. Bye.
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I like the Asians.
If this legislator is white, then she needs to
be fired. If she's not white then it can be let go.
P.S.- I hear the ACLU calling.
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Why, how many were there?
I don't know for sure, but the entire upper management at the very least.
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