#1
I've been noticing this push for people to say "People with disabilities" instead of disabled people. The thought is that you are putting the person before the disability - the disability does not define the individual.

What do you think of this? I personally think we are just kidding ourselves. Does it really make a difference? While talking about it in my Human Development class, we were constantly being corrected, making the whole thing an even bigger deal. We even watched a documentary and one of the disabled people (see it's just natural speech?) interviewed called themselves a "disabled person" without even thinking. That makes me think they don't even think about it.

What do you make of all this?
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cripples an retards?
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#4
I was once referred to as a "white person" and was really offended. I wish they would've called me a "person who is white." My race does not define me!
#5
I think being american is a disability. and I'm american... it's like downs except worse.
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#6
I suppose that makes sense. People with disabilities does sound less degrading.

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I don't think it matters. Either way, we're know who they're referring to. I think they're being over-analytical.
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#8
Since when were disabled people allowed to speak?
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Psha, I made a downs joke to one of my old teachers, he was shocked, then he laughed and said he liked it.
My school is .. well, its actually FULL of chidren with disabilities.
They say treat them equal, well, we make fun of everyone else, its only fair to mock them to.
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I suppose that makes sense. People with disabilities does sound less degrading.


Yes, every one of the 303,824,640 Americans are as dumb as the people you see on TV/hear about in stupid news stories. There are no intelligent people in America whatsoever.


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#12
FFS, all they're doing is making it take twice as long to say. And as if the order you say "person" and "disability" in is going to matter to anyone.
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#14
Who cares? it's not like political correctness is determined by law, so we can use whatever term we like. "Disabled people" is in no way a politically incorrect term in my opinion, as it states nothing but a plain fact: people with disabilities are disabled people. If that's insulting to someone, then they can spend their own time getting all worked up about it.
#15
My dad is disabled...

I just call him dad

But seriously, i could care less.
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ok so....let me get this straight....your asking the PIT!, about disabi-
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silly really, as everything makes you who you are, your disability included. I'm disabled, and all these over the top political correct terms just irritate me. I'm perfectly happy to be called a disabled person, because that's what I am. I really don't care whether I am treated the same as everyone else, I'm just treated as who I am.
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the disability does not define the individual.

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I suppose that makes sense. People with disabilities does sound less degrading.




What exactly is degrading about being called a disabled person. To be blunt, it is simply stating a fact and if the person does not like it they can blame their parents and their crappy gene's, blame God or Allah or some omnipotent being for cursing them with thier fate, or blame some incompetent doctor for dropping him/her when born. I am nearly deaf and have no problem with someone saying so. Its just a semantic game that people play to make themselves seem more enlightened. Whatever, as long as you are not calling someone something with the obvious intent of degrading them, like calling someone a tard, then just spit it out and call someone what they are: blind, deaf, quadrapalegic, having downs syndrome or whatever. There are disabled. Personally I consider myself to be damaged goods; sounds better, like a bargain basement iPod.