In 1910, psychologist Henry H. Goddard coined the term “moron” to denote mild intellectual disability. The word comes from the Greek mõros, meaning “dull”, “foolish” or “stupid”. The word, formerly used as a descriptor in the psychological community, is now rejected by psychologists and physicians, who consider it too demeaning. Recently, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of More
This content originally appeared on CounterPunch.org and was authored by Cesar Chelala.