Ending the "R" Word

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Spread The Word To End ‘R-Word’ Day Gains Supporters, Momentum
(KIMT)
March 7, 2012

MASON CITY, IOWA– [Excerpt] There’s a new campaign that is picking up speed. It’s called “Spread the Word to End the Word”.

It’s an on-going effort that is educating people on how hurtful the words “retard” or “retarded” can be, and that message is being heard all around the nation. We caught up with some folks locally who are happy to see the “R” word go away.

“It makes you sick.”
“It’s not really that nice to call people that.”
“It’s hurtful when people hear that.”

The reactions to the word “retarded” are pretty strong with this group.

Lisa Yunek, whose daughter Alecia has Down syndrome said, “no one ever means anything good when they say you are a retard.”

That’s because they have all had some sort of personal experience with it

Entire article:
Eliminating The “R” Word
http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121b
Related:
Special Olympics works to end ‘r-word’ (Notre Dame Observer)

http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121a
Quinnipiac aims to spread respect (Quinnipiac Chronicle)
http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121c
Colorado State fraternity spreads the word to end the word (Collegian)
http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121d
Editorial: Evaluate Your Language, No R-Word (The Ram Online)
http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121e
Spread the Word to End the Word strives to end derogatory usage of ‘retard(ed)’ (Daily Illini)
http://tinyurl.com/ide0307121f
Spread the Word to End the Word
http://www.r-word.org