Call for New Caucus Based on the numerous letters that appeared in the Feb. 10, 2009, issue of The ASHA Leader in response to the letter “Promote Professionalism” (Nov. 25, 2008), I have come to the conclusion that there needs to be a new minority caucus at ASHA for religious and/or conservative members. The ... Inbox
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Call for New Caucus
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  • Jane White, Remsen, New York
    Jane White, Remsen, New York×
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Call for New Caucus
The ASHA Leader, April 2009, Vol. 14, 2-34. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14052009.2
The ASHA Leader, April 2009, Vol. 14, 2-34. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14052009.2
Based on the numerous letters that appeared in the Feb. 10, 2009, issue of The ASHA Leader in response to the letter “Promote Professionalism” (Nov. 25, 2008), I have come to the conclusion that there needs to be a new minority caucus at ASHA for religious and/or conservative members. The letter-writer from Minneapolis, Minn., writing about “Holistic Patient Care,” belied his own insensitivity and cultural bias by insulting those of us who believe that we can treat a client without knowing the who/how of his/her/whatever sexual orientation. He used the terms “ignorance, superstition, and unicultural” to describe me and anybody else who does not actively embrace the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT) lifestyle. Maybe he and everyone in the L’GASP-GLBT Caucus should take the time to “understand” me and those of us (in the minority, obviously) who over the years have seen ASHA become an ultra-liberal, anti-conservative organization.
Give me facts/information about how best to treat people who have communication disorders. Stop the politically correct garbage.
Where do I sign up for the Religious/Conservative Caucus?
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