Paaj Vaaj, MEC Board Member Bla Foua Thao, MEC Board Member President Tim Kong and Executive Director Siab Lauj (Hmong American National Chairman Association, Inc.) Steven Thao, MEC Board Member Suav Ntxawg Lauj, Community Leader Zong Khang Yang, MEC President
Kongsue Xiong had often said that the word “Mong” means something very negative and so he cannot accept that word. He took someone else’s definition of the word and said that it applies to who we are. Mong Equality Committee had often explained to him and those who hold the same fallacious view that things… Read More »
This issue here is that Kongsue seems to think that the world does not know what he has been up to. All of his actions and what he has said have all been documented. He has loss at every front; now he is trying to blame the Chair of the Hmong Advisory Committee. Dai’s and… Read More »
Lis Txhais had always provided wise advice to Dai, Kongsue, and those who support them. Essentially, the hurt in our community could be reduced. They simply just need to say “I’m sorry for the problems that I created for our community.”
It is very interesting how Councilman Dai Thao took us on an adventure that most of us never expected! At first, in September 2021, he stated that the Mong Leng term “Moob” is not a standard word. He rallied the community to come together in November 2021 to try to tear down the use of… Read More »
For Councilman Dai Thao’s full one page press release, CLICK HERE. Below we’ve broken it paragraph by paragraph and provided our responses. MEC protested in front of City Hall not to demand to meet with CM Dai Thao. That ship had long sailed because CM Dai Thao had continued to lie to MEC. MEC protested… Read More »
Transcript of Zongkhang Yang Speech Press Release Mainstream Media Coverage Sahan Journal: Moob, Hmoob, or Hmong? A word on a rock in a St. Paul peace garden divides a community Pioneer Press: Dialect dispute has St. Paul Hmong group calling for Dai Thao to quit; he wants FBI probe Click here for a PDF version
Moob, Hmoob, or Hmong? A word on a rock in a St. Paul peace garden divides a community.
Dialect dispute has St. Paul Hmong group calling for Dai Thao to quit; he wants FBI probe
You are either a bigot or truly ignorant of your own people. From time immemorial, Mong Leng pronounces the name of our people as “Moob” and Mong Der pronounces the name of our people as “Hmoob.” It is your decision. You can choose to remain ignorant or a bigot.