At least that's what a conservative Texas lawmaker wants. 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.
Asian-Americans say they are outraged that a Texas lawmaker suggested in a hearing that Asian-American voters should adopt names that are "easier for Americans to deal with" at the polls. Texas Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, made the comments on Tuesday as Ramey Ko, an associate member of the Organization of Chinese Americans, testified before the Texas House Elections Committee on voter identification legislation.
Texas State Rep. Betty Brown R finally hit on the problem that she has with Asian people: they are just a bit too. Asian — at least in terms of their names.
Hey, remember that time in when Texan Rep. According to the study, which sent out 13, computer-generated resumes to 3, jobs in Toronto and Montreal, Asian-sounding names received 28 percent less callbacks than Anglo-sounding names, meaning that for every calls received by Anglo names, Asian names received Resumes used by the study had equivalent qualifications, with the only variance being names with Anglo-Canadian, Chinese, Indian or Pakistani character.
Post a Comment. Brown can't find a more thoughtful solution to solving identification problems when Asian-Americans try to vote in elections: Brown suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible. Personally, I'm not surprised at either the thoughtlessness of Rep.
I previously wrote about the evolution of the American identity and how in the context of American society becoming more diverse and globalized, we as Asian Americans now have the opportunity to use our transnational cultural ties and networks to make meaningful contributions to moving American society and its economy forward into the 21st century. The first example involves Lori Phanachone, a Laotian American high school student in Des Moines Iowa, who refused to take an English fluency test, arguing that as an Honors student for several years and one who speaks perfect English, the test is insulting, demeaning, and discriminatory. She was initially suspended by her school district and her National Honor Society membership was revoked.
So on Thursday, Texas State Rep. Betty Brown released an apology for her remarks to Asian Pacific Americans for Progress Board member Ramey Ko asking Asian American voters to adopt names that would be "easier for Americans to deal with" [emphasis mine]. To learn more about this bill, please see here.