Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Powerful Groups Stop Some Hate Speech

Insulting vulnerable people is protected speech. Psychiatrists determined that it hurts people's feelings. First the wealthy and powerful Black American lobby banned the N-word. Then women joined in followed by homosexuals. It was not until a national political figure, Sarah Palin objected that one word used against persons with disabilities was recognized as hate speech. What about "a history of mental illness" in newspapers, TV and radio? Why is it acceptable to insult and to abuse elders while taxpayer funded agencies refuse to stop the abuse?

WORD GAMES:  ‘Family...


Offensive label says it all - and then some

By Lauren Beckham Falcone
Boston Herald
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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