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Stuttering: The Last Frontier

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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  1. October 5th, 2009 at 22:06 | #1

    Yeah, I have heard this too, that stuttering (and being overwieght) seem to be the last vestiges (is that a word – I think it is!) of allowed mockery. How stunning that this person thought she could actually get away with public mockery.

    I am so glad you’re back. Your finds and perspective are needed, so please keep on keeping on. Oh, and an occassional visit to my blog would be nice. Sometimes, there’s realy cool stuff over there. You have to see the commment my sis left on my post from Saturday. Thats what it all about.

    No mockery, no pretense, just being real!!!!


    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    I’m not sure I’m “back”… Right now I’m posting as the spirit leads 🙂


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