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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-05-07 11:33 AM
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4. Jerry Lewis is a bigot
who has made countless offensive and condescending remarks against people with disabilities. He has raised money for research, but he has contributed far more to the prejudice in society that keeps us from being treated as full human beings who deserve rights to housing, employment, transportation, and health care. We are not in need of charity. We are in need of RESPECT, so that we can access society's amenities ourselves rather than depending on someone else to feel sad for the poor little cripples* and send $20 once a year.

I don't know if he is a homophobe, but he is clearly, unambiguously a bigot against the very people he is supposedly helping.

* Jerry's words, not mine!
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