Friday, April 13, 2012

California Senate Approves Bill to Remove 'R Word' from Books

The use of the "R word" could soon be expelled from California laws.
The California Senate today unanimously approved a bill today that would strip the phrase "mentally retarded" from existing statutes, replacing that and related terms with "intellectual disability."
"Words do matter and the 'R word' is outdated and offensive to people with intellectual disabilities and their families," bill author Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, said today.

Read more here:

No comments:

Post a Comment