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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Post Racial America, Betty Brown or Betty Bigot

File this under: Female Texas Bigot

Hat Tip to the blog, Think progress for their recent report on this post racial American side show.


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.”

The Post Racial blog publisher says: OK, Ms. Betty Brown, it would behoove you to adopt a last name the relates to your ignorance, and is readily understandable. Let's have this Small Minded lawmaker change her own name to "Betty Bigot."

Other black and progressive
bloggers are following this issue as well. Villager writes: Republican Wingnut Betty Brown Wants Asian while the blog, Intersection of Maddness and Reality writes about: God & Country, and how In the hell did Texas Representative Betty Brown get elected?

Cross posted at The Post Racial Blog

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