It's been on TV news and in newspapers all around the world, so you probably know that US President Obama made a flippant "aside" about Special Olympics on a national TV show a couple of days ago. It wasn't funny (although the TV audience laughed), and there has been a great deal of response. The President has apologised to Special Olympics International President, Tim Shriver - and SO has sensibly taken the opportunity as "teachable" moment for the community at large.
If you are interested in following the debate that has ensued, here is a selection of starting points:Special Olympics
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