Americana: Low Blow

Short people got no reason, Short people got no reason to live.

Singer-Writer Randy Newman's hit single Short People has hit the Top Ten on the pop charts almost overnight. But along the way it has burned a lot of Americans who stand well under average height (reckoned at 5 ft. 9 in. for men and just under 5 ft. 4 in. for women). Among other slurs, the song says that smaller folks have "little hands/ And little eyes/ And they walk around/ Tellin' great big lies." The Little People of America, a national outfit boasting 2,000 members who are 4 ft....

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