Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My View on Gov. Paterson Skit

There's some discussion about a Saturday Night Live skit which portrays N,Y. Governor David Paterson. Governor Paterson feels the imitation of him crossed the line, offending people with disabilities,

Personally, I'm not offended. I am one of those people who doesn't get caught up in 'politically correct language" when discussing people with disabilities. My belief is people are already uncomfortable around me, so why add to their pressure by being sensitive to what words they use around me? People-first language has never been an issue for me. Rather, I want people to focus on our interaction instead of the order of their words.

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