Physically Disabled Show No Differences in Memorization!
Posted Sep 14 2008 1:31pm
I didn't want to let this juicy little public relations error slip by without mentioning it. China released a volunteer manual in preparation for the upcoming Olympic games. Apparently, China is a bit behind the US in the realm of political correctness...and even just being human!
"Physically disabled people are often mentally healthy. They show no
differences in sensation, reaction, memorization and thinking
mechanisms from other people, but they might have unusual personalities
because of disfigurement and disability.
"For example, some
physically disabled are isolated, unsocial and introspective; they
usually do not volunteer to contact people. They can be stubborn and
controlling; they may be sensitive and struggle with trust issues.
Sometimes they are overly protective of themselves, especially when
they are called 'crippled' or 'paralyzed.'"
China responded with the poor translation argument...but when a native language copy of the text was examined it contained the same. I guess they just translated it from their brain incorrectly!