Archive for October, 2009

Stuttering: The Last Frontier

October 5th, 2009 2 comments

A twitter buddy (@suhrmesa) sent me this story, and it’s definitely worth our time–although it will be shocking to no one.  Apparently, Sheila Crump Johnson was caught (on video no less) mocking a political candidate because he stutters.  The comment made to me was something akin to, “stuttering is the only remaining minority group in which it’s safe to mock”… and I’d have to whole-heatedly agree w/ such a view.  With multiculturalism (or anti-bias living) at new heights, it’s not safe to say much of anything anymore…unless it’s targeted at something like the stuttering phenomenon.  The hypocrisy boggles the mind…  Diversity isn’t diversity unless it’s applied diversely.  And so it seems that stuttering isn’t worthy of inclusion to such a concept or cause (by mainstream culture)…

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