Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Say My Name

I wonder how many of our readers caught Betty Brown's story last week. She is the Texas lawmaker who said Asian Americans should consider changing their names to improve voter identification.

During a hearing Ms. Brown asked a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans: "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?"

After numerous protest in and out of Texas, the Chicago Tribune reports she has apologized for her comments.

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