Tuesday, October 22, 2013

31 for 21: End the Word (22)

I have commonly heard the phrases "I don't mean it that way", "I'm not trying to be mean", and others when I have spoken up in response to someone using the word retarded.  However, using that word IS mean and hurtful and disrespectful to all of those with developmental disabilities.  

It's not acceptable to use the word retarded or variations of the word.  Please spread the word to family members, friends, and even strangers who may use it, that IT IS NOT OK...

My little boy deserves more than to be disrespected by the use of the word retarded.

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