[Letter to the editor]Shocking attitudeOne quote from Moon Kang-bae, assistant prosecutor in the investigation of President Lee Myung-bak, in the article “Probe removes corruption cloud hanging over Lee” (Feb. 22) left me stunned. In reference to a Korean with United States citizenship, Kim Kyung-joon, Moon was quoted as saying, “The BBK case was an incident where a ‘black-haired foreigner’ made a mockery of Korea.”
I understand that prejudice and stereotyping exist around the world, to greater and lesser degrees, but for a senior prosecutor involved in such a sensitive and highly publicized case to make such an ignorant and insensitive remark about an overseas Korean left me reeling.
For all the talk of “globalization” one hears these days, it only takes a slip of the tongue to make one realize some people have a long way to go before accepting global citizens.
David Casselman, Chang-dong, Seoul