Spread the Word to End the Word

By Jada Hicks

About

Spread the Word to End the Word is a community that moves toward showing others not to use offensive words, such as retarded. This community shows that everyone around us should treat others equally and as you would want to be treated. People from all different parts of the world are pledging for the word to be ended.

Why Pledge?

The "R Word"

The R-word is the word "retard(ed)." it hurts because it is exclusive. It's offensive. It's derogatory. This campaign asks our community to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point. This moves toward creating more acceptance for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.