Letters to the Editor

Terms may offend others

Like Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, dwarfism is a medical anomaly; however, you would never think to have a school mascot called the mongoloids or retards. As a society, we have become more informed over the years, and names that were acceptable in the past no longer are.

Just because the term “midget” doesn’t offend you, it may offend countless others. Even if it’s only one child, are you comfortable hurting that child because of “school pride?” It’s not political correctness, it’s empathy.

Barbara Baldridge