Monday, July 11, 2011

The R-Word: The Battle to End an Ugly Slur

We applaud this mission and will contiue to do our part in helping stop the R-Word!

DETROIT -- It's a slur just like any other. It hurts, and yet many, including some sports heroes and musical artists, think it's somehow OK to include it in their conversations.

The word is "retard" (or "retarded") -- otherwise known as the R-word. And it's the subject of a wide-reaching campaign to educate folks about how the use of the word can cause great pain.

"Not Acceptable," a public service announcement created by Spread the Word to End the Word, aired during the finale of Fox's hit series "Glee." Some news sources referred to the announcement, which uses uncensored slurs, as "shocking."

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