Some may think it's silly that Lady Gaga apologized for the retard word. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BCtjg2Zn0A
However, I think it is a step in the right direction of bringing attention to this important matter. Using the "R" word is as degrading to people that are intellectually challenged as it is to use the "N" word for other minorities! However, it has been loosely used for years and is very popular with teenagers. I know I have had to correct mine personally on many occasions. Help us get the word out to stop using this word!
Actor John C. McGinley of "Scrubs" shares a message about why you should pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and begin helping Special Olympics and Best Buddies International create a world of respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. http://www.youtube.com/epartnersinlearning
Norma W. Honeycutt, Executive Director