Students Take Stand On ‘R’ Word
Campaign, started by Special Olympics, asks students to sign pledge
Posted: December 8, 2012 at 4:52 a.m.
Some students at Fayetteville High School want to stop the use of the word “retarded” in casual conversation.
At A Glance
The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign raises awareness about using the word “retarded” to refer to an action as less than ideal. The casual usage can make someone with an intellectual disability feel less than human, even if not meant to be offensive. Read more about this campaign, started by Special Olympics athletes, at r-word.org.
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