Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Ugly R-Word

Ross and Riley would like you to take a moment today to go visit www.r-word.org and pledge your support to end the use of the "r-word" in our everyday conversations.

The casual use of the word "retard" has become commonplace, and yet that word is painfully demeaning to people with disabilites. It is just as hurtful and ignorant as racial and ethnic slurs, and there is no acceptable time to use the word "retard" in everyday dialogue.

If each of you visit www.r-word.org and pledge to end the use of the "r-word" and then share the site with your own friends and family, perhaps we can truly begin to remove this ugly word from our language.

Ross and Riley say thanks!



r-word.org

2 comments:

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

You have our support!!!

LittlePeopleWealth said...

Thanks - I don't think people realize how offensive that is to those of us who have to deal with it on a daily basis :(