Not too long ago Aymi and I were left scratching our heads over some really disgusting comments that were made by a woman we know. She was making comments about how Chinese people are rude and cheap, that they need to learn English, and that they sound like a Morse code when they try to speak English. As well she made the claim that every single Canadian (read: white and 'Anglicized') is laid back, not rude, and never cheap.
The irony is that this woman is not from Canada nor is a citizen, and the area where she lives has had a large Chinese population for over a century. Oh, and she doesn't speak our other official language, French.
Aymi and I are both Canadian-born, and we have come across many rude and 'cheap' English-speaking Canadians in our travels. AND we both do not have an issue with newcomers, immigrants, etc. maintaining their heritage.
I personally don't speak French (I wish I did!), but I'm not going around getting angry at people who have a heavy accent or who don't speak 'perfect' English. Goddess knows my grammar could use some polishing up!
Anyhoo, I think that Texas Republican Betty Brown has gotten this other woman beat. Check out this stuff:
And here are some articles about this idiot's request:
Lawmaker defends comment on Asians
Betty Brown, Texas Republican, Asks Asian-Americans To Simplify Names