To the editor:
Recently, President Barack Obama made a joke on TV about his bowling and the Special Olympics.
As a person with a disability, I thought his joke was very arrogant and hurtful. His comments were an insult not only to the Special Olympics, but to all people with disabilities.
I understand the president was only joking, but having a disability is no joke. It's no joke when you are judged by other people because you are different and you have to overcome things most other people do not. Perhaps the president can use this opportunity to reach out to the disability community.
He clearly has a lot to learn about people who are different.
I think he also has a lot to learn about what it really means to be an American.
Main Street, Rockport