In 2009, A Texas lawmaker stated that Asian Americans should change their Asian names into American names to make polling easier on the government. Also, because the Asian names are too hard to pronounce. Outside a ballot and elections, this conversation has percolated (casually) within the walls of our institutions. From roommate assignments to reading names at graduation. Although these are narratives heard in conversations when this topic arise and there are likely more stories out there about Asian names… here is the story about Texas that hit the blogospheres in 2009. CLICK HERE.
Maybe folks needs to check out this resource from Cal Poly Pomona – The Asian Name Pronunciation Guide.