"When it's used by somebody who is not from Louisiana, it sounds offensive," said Ortego.
He said the term "coonass" is never appropriate to use.We can make jokes and pick on Louisiana and it's fun and all that, but it's a hell of a lot different bringing a kid over from Louisiana than a child who's just made a treacherous journey," said Bonnen initially, according to a video from Progress Texas, a left-leaning organization.A few seconds later, Bonnen -- who is a member of the Texas House political leadership -- went on to say: "There's a significant difference. It's insulting to be called that by someone from out of state." State Rep.We had to have a teacher who could do coonass in English, but here we have to do Spanish and English, maybe, and there's a higher marker." A video of Bonnen's comments is provided below: A couple of Louisiana legislators who represent Acadiana said they found Bonnen's remark offensive, particularly since Bonnen is not from Louisiana. Stephen Ortego, who represents the Lafayette area, agreed with Chabert."When you make a deliberate comment like that, how can I not get offended as a Acadiana American? People from outside Louisiana, particularly from Texas, shouldn't use such a term, he said."Whoever said this ought to be derided as the racist that he is," said Ancelet.
"If he had any sense of decency, he would apologize." Bonnen could not be reached after regular business hours by The Times-Picayne | for comment.
He ate four bowls of it in one sitting and laid around all evening watching football and talking about how good it was. I still believe that it was not my young curvaceous body that he wanted to have and to hold. The Cajuns or “coonasses”, as they affectionately call themselves, are the ones that make the traditional gumbos.
Here's a picture of the inside of the Texas state capitol, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
A Texas legislator recently used the term "coonass" in a government hearing, which offended some Louisiana Cajuns.
A Texas state legislator used the term "coonass" -- a word for Cajun that some consider offensive -- when talking about Louisiana students who had to attended school in the Lone Star state following Hurricane Katrina. Dennis Bonnen made the comment during a state government hearing, while comparing the cost of educating children from Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to the cost of educating children from Central America arriving on the United States border.
"I want to be clear -- a Katrina child is far different.