Texas lawmaker: Chinese Americans should change names so "Americans" can handle them

Greeted with the news that some Americans of Chinese descent were turned away from the polls because the names on their ID didn't match with the incompetently assembled voter lists, Texas State Rep. Betty Brown (R) has proposed that they should change their names so that "Americans" can manage them better. (Um, if these people aren't also "Americans" then why do they get to vote?)

"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.

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