#BBCDemocracyDay #Mongol Twitter Discussion

On Tuesday 20 January, the BBC marks the 750th anniversary of the first elected parliament at Westminster and 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta with Democracy Day – a day of live events, discussions and debate. So we thought we would join the discussion with some tweets.

If you support what we are doing and would like to tweet, here are some ideas:

Why is it still acceptable to use the word  revealing worrying social attitudes towards disability?

Please stop using the word  to describe someone with a learning disability or a stupid person.  

Use the word  to describe the original meanings: Mongolian people, culture and language.  

 -the word I grew up using to describe who I am, reading it in poems, singing it in songs & writing stories with it.

 – it represents my identity and culture.  

Please stop misusing the word  to ‘push boundaries’, ‘to look cool’ and win your fans!

Here are some links to use in your tweets:

BBC News – The Meaning of Mongol – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-30129358

BBC Radio 4 – The Meaning of Mongol – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ps15y

Why are the words ‘mongol’, ‘mongoloid’ and ‘mongy’ still bandied about as insults?   http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/why-are-the-words-mongol-mongoloid-and-mongy-still-bandied-about-as-insults-9878557.html

Please use some photos in your tweets too. See you on Twitter!