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'Down Syndrome' Slur Casts Spotlight On Prejudices


A banner at a recent protest by Russia’s pro-Kremlin Anti-Maidan movement plumbed new depths -- with a play on words suggesting supporters of democracy had Down syndrome. The banner caused outrage among families and activists who have been working for years to change prejudices surrounding the condition. (Aleksandr Kulygin, RFE/RL’s Current Time program -- www.currenttime.tv)


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