Mental Retardation: A Psychosocial Study of the Effect of Retardation on Negroes, New York, 1963–1964
Within the last ten to fifteen years considerable changes have occurred in the field of mental retardation. The very term "mental retardation," for example, although in use for many years, has new almost completely substituted such outdated and insensitive terms as "moron," "idiot," and "feebleminded.” An individual searching for information on mental retardation in 1950 readily became aware of the scarcity of material. This situation has gradually improved, so that today there are numerous informative and commendable publications on the subject, but unfortunately for the most part only as it relates, in general, to the total picture. We are now thoroughly aware that mental retardation has been in existence since man’s creation and that it affects all mankind regardless of race, creed or income. What we are not aware of, however, is the specific ways it affects man according to his race, creed, or income.
Social research|Mental health|Social psychology|Social work|African American Studies
Coppin, Natalie Haynes, "Mental Retardation: A Psychosocial Study of the Effect of Retardation on Negroes, New York, 1963–1964" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670817.