Texas Rep says Asians should change names so they’re easier to spell

Texas State Representative Betty Brown doesn’t like difficult to spell and pronounce Asian names, so she’s proposed a solution: Asians should change their names to ones that are “easier for Americans to deal with.”

You can’t make this stuff up:

“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?”

Brown has so far ignored requests for her to apologize.

(via ThinkProgress)