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A recent letter to the Washington Post criticises the paper for its sympathy toward parents who locked their adult autistic children up in their homes. They call it the "least bad" choice in some instances.
I don't know everything about autism, and I certainly can't judge every situation and know what options are available to every parent. But here's the thing. The letter-writer is calling for compassion for autistic people and noting that abusive practices are abusive practices. Simple as.
Comments range from the likes of "ask Michelle for a hashtag" and "people like that shouldn't be around the normal people" and "there is a limit to what we should put up with."
If someone said this about black people or some other minority group? The Post would have removed those comments immediately and banned the poster. How interesting that the comments not only stay, but they seem to represent the prevailing sentiment.