Partners In Learning Blog Team

Partners In Learning Blog Team
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Lady Gaga apologized for using the retarded word!

Some may think it's silly that Lady Gaga apologized for the retard word.

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.

Norma W. Honeycutt, Executive Director

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