Roger Ebert gets schooled on the 'M' word

"Woodburn, who is a dwarf, wrote to [Roger] Ebert to object to the critic's use of the term midget, which is about as popular within the dwarf community as the N-word is among African-Americans," writes Dan. "What's fascinating about this is not just watching Ebert as he (metaphorically) listens and learns, but also seeing how technology can be used to expand everyone's understanding. Fifteen years ago, Woodburn and Ebert might have exchanged letters privately, and that would have been that." (Media Log)


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