"show that them"

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Odessa Dawn

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"People think that blind people cannot take pictures," she says. "I want to show that them that blind people can."
More: Eye-opening: Photography brings life to blind students - CNN.com

Why has the determiner that been inserted between the verb show and the object pronoun plural them while Cambridge Dictionary Online says that the object form of they used after a verb or preposition? Do we have a fixed position for them? I think that this is a trick because them can also function as determiner? In a nutshell, native English speakers are the decision makers. In other words, they can decide between us.


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It's simply a mistake. The underlined 'that' should not be there.
 

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...or 'that them' can be reversed.

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