Monday, February 23, 2009

Why the Jerry Lewis Mindset Is Damaging

Watch the news report (via YouTube) from "The Trouble with Jerry" protest at the offices of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by disability activists who believe the recent Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Lewis validates the legendary comedian's out-dated attitude toward people with disabilities. The protesters are articulate and thoughtful.

And then read some of the comments, and you'll see why it is sometimes difficult to have a rational discussion about the place of disability in society.

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