Thursday, January 28, 2010

Surprise, Surprise: More R-Word

Yet another public figure resorts to maligning people with cognitive disabilities when the chips are down... there's a shock.

Two thoughts:

First, isn't it fortunate that Mr. Emmanuel chose the r-word and not the n-word or hate words about some other minority to spout when his intellect deserted him?

Political careers have ended over those.

Second, you really can't get absolution for slurs toward seven million Americans and their loved ones from Special Olympics. You just can't.

Especially without meaningful (painful!) penance.

Want absolution?

Do something that matters with the actual community you offended.


Shut. Up.

You can read about the incident here, Special Olympics' response here, Arc's response here.

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