This heifer! Get ‘er, Kumar!
From The Houson Chronicle:
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.
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.
Oh, assimilation! Do you keep the O’Henry or do you just go by “Henry” because the sign says “No Dogs, Niggers or Irish allowed?” Decisions, decisions!
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Of course Brown said the Democrats are just “making” her sound racist because they had a tall glass of haterade that morning. What’s racist about asking someone to give up their name? I mean, Kunta Kinte didn’t mind being called Toby. Sure. They had to beat Toby into his ass, but he eventually answered to it. And in the HBO film “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,” Ohiyesa didn’t look AT ALL like his soul was being torn to pieces when he had to claim the name Charles just to correct his bitch-ass teacher who messed up the name of his chief on purpose to get him to pick that damn name.
Yeah. Minorities love giving up the one last thing that makes them who they are by force.
So, um, STFU, lady. Chinese, Japanese and other Asians choose English names if they WANT TO (just like my parents “chose” Danielle instead of giving me a West African or Muslim name). They do this because they felt this was best and liked the name, not because you think it’s a nice idea, because there’s always someone thinking that’s a nice idea and next thing you know Sitting Bull is getting shot in front of his wife and kids just cause he won’t fucking grow corn.