Thursday, December 12, 2013
Cultural ignorance on display in the US Congress
Likening a discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to "talking to the Republic of Korea", US Congressman Shimkus displays his cultural ignorance for all the world to see. How did this aggressive, dismissive, ignorant person get elected to the US Congress? He essentially downgraded the quality of our US political leadership with this inaccurate analogy, likening a disagreement to talking to South Korea. A little self-awareness and a lot of cultural competence is in order for Mr. Shimkus.