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IT?S A RIGHT HANDED WORLD

In virtually every society throughout history, there has been discrimination against left-handed people. Left-handers have always been considered evil, sinister, weaker, or inferior people, and many of them have faced violent efforts to convert them to being right-handed. Even through the middle of the twentieth century, most left-handers were still being forced to write with their right hand. While there is not nearly as much active persecution against left-handers today, there is still a great deal of bias against them. There is bias against left-handers in the design of tools and equipment they have to use, and in the instructions that they must learn from. We allow left-handers into our classrooms, into our workplaces, and on our playing fields, but we still make it difficult for them to fit in and to feel comfortable.

The issues affecting left-handed people are much more serious than most people realize. There are many things that right-handed people take for granted that are more difficult for left-handers. This includes many basic skills taught in school, such as learning to write, learning to use scissors, and learning various crafts, hobbies, sports, and other activities. If we don't teach left-handed children just as well as we teach right-handers, they are more likely to lose interest in school and to lose confidence in themselves. It is not exactly clear how all left-handers fare in our society, but indications are that many are not doing well. Studies show a higher dropout rate for left-handers, and a higher percentage of them among the criminal element and among the underachievers of society. Some studies indicate that left-handers are more ...

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