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14th January 2022, 19:20

Gibraltar Disability Society outraged by use of derogatory word “retarded” in the New People

The Gibraltar Disability Society also says it is outraged by the use of the derogatory word “retarded” in the New People.

It says it is disheartening to think that certain publications are so far behind the times that it does not occur to them that, by using such a term, it can cause a huge insult to a large percentage of our population.

The Society calls for a public apology from the Editor of New People for the offence such language has caused, and recommends that the staff of the publication attends the Ministry of Equality's training on disability awareness.