Sadly, I have encountered people who would tell me that saying "Stevie Wonder could have seen that one coming" would be an ableist joke attacking the blind.

If the quest for diversity means eliminating any words that could offend anyone, we won't be able to say much. And I don't relish a world of only knock-knock jokes.

Shay Stewart-Bouley can be reached at diversecity_phoenix@yahoo.com.

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