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The Handicapped - Rights and Prejudices
Prejudice is a defensive weapon. Man uses it when he feels threatened by the unknown and unfamiliar, and yet, prejudice is not so much a defense of the weak against the strong, -- its very perversity rests in the fact that it is used by the strong man who feels threatened in his security by those who are unlike him but particularly by those who, to him, are representing a human frailty and deficiency. Because of this last point, prejudice is so frequently a weapon disguised as benevolence....
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Title: The Handicapped - Rights and Prejudices
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: July 21, 1968
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Advocacy; African American; Australia; Benevolence; Children; Church; Civil Liberties & Rights; Civil Rights; Cognitive Disability; Education; Eglantyne Jebb; Employment; Family; Government; Gunnar Dybwad; Human Rights; Identity; Institutions; Jurisprudence; Labor; Laws & Regulation; Melbourne, Australia; Mental Retardation; Parenting; Policy; Prejudice; Religion; Segregation; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Presented at Wesley Church, Melbourne, Australia.