2011-11-09 15:03 (UTC)
Is this the part where I point out that the word "Gifted" is an accepted and commonly used term within the field of education, that refers specifically to students who are intellectually above average for their age by a specific amount (And often do not cope well with aspects of mainstream schooling as a result).
The term has been around for more than 50 years; I always assumed it was Xavier just using an academic term to disguise what was really going on, and give an explanation when asking why certain kids would get pulled from their own schools and sent away.
Saying it insults humanity makes me wonder what the writer thinks of currently in existence schools and programs for gifted students. (Seriously,
check out some of the names
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