When Slurs are Facile
You're Slip is Showing! It was like something out of Special Olympics. You're so gay!
Last week our President let it slip that he compared his own bowling skills (abysmal) to the Special Olympics. The point being of course, that he was worse. Instead of being self-deprecating, which was his intent, it came across as a slur. Why?
There are still a few words that trip off the tongues of people who would never utter "nigger" or "kike" or "polack." It seems that special needs people, gay people and females are still subject to terms that are slurs hidden in humor.
I doubt the President meant to trash the Special Olympics, but really, how could that so easily come out of his mouth?