Monday, December 17, 2012
Which is More Offensive -- Midget or Little People?
Rep. Hank Johnson apologized for using the word midget during a speech on the House floor. Today, the term little people is seen as more appropriate to describe persons with dwarfism. Prior to this notion midget was considered an acceptable description of persons with dwarfism. Which term do you think is more offensive - little people or midget? Personally, I think the term little people sounds more demeaning than the term midget. But neither word sounds good to me. It seems like some of persons with dwarfism prefer the word midget and others prefer the term little people. Is the term midget really like the N-word as Rep. Hank Johnson suggests?