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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spread the Word to End the Word

Special Olympics is having an awareness day that works to have Americans stop and think about the use of the word "retard." Today, March 31st, young people across the country will attempt to raise awareness and collect pledges that vow to never use that word. It is an effort that will try to get people to use respectful language when talking about those with intellectual disabilities.

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1 comment:

kahrlady said...

Get over it!
The term "retard" is used in the same context as "geek" or "nerd", and I don't see Steve Jobs or Bill Gates demanding that the masses band together to ban those words.