Changing things
Dear Terry, I love your show. I think it’s been one of the most insightful programs allowing people to understand the daily “going-ons” in this day and age. I would like to suggest a couple of things. Recently, I heard one of your shows in which there was a mother, I think it’s Marie Heller, who has a child with autism. The term used in the show was “autistic”. Being of the Music Therapy community, it is outdated. This is because autism is a congenital condition, it is not a state of being. Another item is the show on the immigrants coming to “America”. For one, the title is misleading. Immigrants came from all over Europe (and the world) and have established themselves from Patagonia to Canada since the continent was “discovered.” This situation of calling this country a continent has got to stop! America also includes México, Colombia, Brazil, etc. Our country should be called the United States and/or the US consistently and the people from it “United Stations,” or something of the sort. The history of Europeans and other people in the world called this country, America, as if it were the only one in the continent. And yes, it was called thus to show the US had power on the economy, and politics; that it had new political ideas that eventually propagated throughout the world, and on to the world. I think we can contribute to change into saying that the US (not America) is a country and not a continent; that the people who migrated here, came to the US. Thank you.
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