Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Obama lambasts UK charity in new book.

US President-elect Barack Obama has lambasted the UK charity Scope for changing its name from The Spastics Society. The term "Spastic" - describing sufferers of cerebral palsy - began to be seen as derogatory during the 1980s, prompting the name change to "Scope" in 1994. However, Mr Obama's new book "The Audacity of Scope" takes a very negative view of this decision and calls on Scope to revert to its original name.

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