25 Apr 2004 Memo to Gov’t: Be Culturally Insensitive Next Time
The Captain’s Quarters blog today covers a shocking case of California state officials acting as if “displaying cultural sensitivity is more worthy than the lives and health of Latino children.”
The issue involves candy marketed to Latino children that contains high levels of lead. The state knew about it, but apparently didn’t want to be “culturally insensitive” by banning the candy.
Lead poisoning can cause memory loss, brain damage and kidney damage — any one of which is a lot worse than hurt feelings.