It Doesn't Get Any Simpler Than "Betty Brown"
The Houston Chronicle has the story: Republican State Rep. Betty Brown, who reps Henderson and Kaufman counties, on Tuesday suggested during a House Elections Committee wingding that Asians might oughta "adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here." And KXAN-Channel 36 down in Austin has the video from the Voter ID hearing, during which Brown made the suggestion -- more than once -- to Austin attorney and Yale graduate Ramey Ko. "I'm not talking about changing your name," Brown said after getting some audience giggles. "I'm talking about the transliteration ... you could use with us." According to the Chronicle, "Brown spokesman Jordan Berry said Brown was not making a racially motivated comment but was trying to resolve an identification problem."
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