Spread the Word to End the Word
By Jada Hicks
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.