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Update: Texas Rep. Betty Brown’s statement about her comments about Asian names

Via Angry Asian Man, who’s always ahead of the AAPI news cycle: Texas State Representative Betty Brown released a statement through her spokesman today, in which she apologizes for her comment during a legislative session earlier this week, and then says the line that’s being quoted was taken out of context. That line, if you […]

Texas lawmaker thinks Asians should change their names so Americans could “deal with them”

Oh, the wisdom of lawmakers. Especially in Texas. Texas state representative Betty Brown (R-Terrell, in North Texas) caused a ruckus on Tuesday by saying, during testimony about voter ID legislation, that Asians would have an easier time of getting along if they simply changed their names. “Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — […]