Thursday, January 5, 2012

Being Retarded

I know, I've brought up the "R" word several times. Tired of it? Well, I'm tired of people using it in a derogatory way. It's actually made me think about a lot of my other language too - the words "stupid, "idiot," etc. Just today a friend whose brother is an adult with cerebral palsy relayed that someone had called him a "stupid retard." How are we in the 21st century and are still treating people like this??? Baffling. See below. This author brings the issue home in a personal and gentle way.

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