Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Word-Full Wednesday: The R-word

March 7 is here... one day that I hope you ALL will utilize to become aware of and share with others, as this is a cause very near and dear to our hearts:



About Spread the Word to End the Word
(*click the link above to learn of more ways to become involved)


It is time to Spread the Word to End the Word, and make people stop and think about their hurtful and disparaging use of the word retard.


Most people dont think of this word as hate speech, but thats exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends. Using "retard" as a term of derision is just as cruel and offensive as any other slur. 


The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign will raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the R-word and encourage people to pledge to stop using it. 


Make your pledge today at http://r-word.org


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