About 10-12 percent of the global population is left-handed, and in many places around the world, including parts of Africa and India, lefties face discrimination.
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Why People Hate Lefties
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The word "left" comes from "lyft," which means broken. 00:37
A explanation for the discomfort with left-handedness may be that is deviates from the norm, seeing as 90% of people are righties. 01:04
Neurologists and psychoanalysts once believed children should be taught right-handedness, even if it meant tying the left hand behind the back. 01:49
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Obama, Clinton and other recent presidents have all been left handed.
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