Canoes and kayaks

A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring life jackets in canoes and kayaks, but wants to exempt Native Americans due to their “eons” of experience. Native Americans have the highest drowning rate of any racial demographic, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nevertheless, State Rep. Cindy Ryu said that her bill exempts “tribal members” because they have been “very used to our cold waters for eons.” (The Week Feb 25, 2022)

Comment: totally baffling

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