So it's a bit disconcerting to hear that three decades later this kind of shit is still going on. Surely by now you've heard about the Texas lawmaker who proposed this solution to Chinese Americans being turned away at the polls?:
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?
No, no, I'm not making that up. You can read more about it here and even watch a video clip of the exchange on YouTube here.
All this background, though, really is just to set up the following brilliant video, a comedy sketch from the BBC show, Goodness Gracious Me. Watch:
[Thanks to Angry Asian Man for posting the video.]