A Republican Texas state legislator, Betty Brown, has shown how gloriously ignorant she is in general, and how unprepared she is to live in a new global environment specifically.
In House testimony, she complained that the names of Asian-Americans are way too difficult to pronounce, but she has a pretty simple solution in mind:
“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?”
She's not backing down from her earlier statement under pressure, either. In a statement made to a rep from the Organization of Chinese Americans, Brown clarified her position:
“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?”
But she's not a racist. Republicans are simply misunderstood.
Lawmaker defends comment on Asians