The Word “Retarded” Is Hurtful. Please Stop!

“Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me.” That is about the most inaccurate saying of all history. Words are very powerful.

Mahatma Gandhi said:
“Your believes become your thoughts.
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

Why You Should Stop Using “Retarded”  

  • The R-word is exclusive
  • The R-word ignores individuality
  • The R-word equated intellectual disability with being “dumb” or “stupid”
  • The R-word spreads hurt
  • The R-word is offensive
  • The R-word is incorrect
  • The R-word is derogatory
  • The R-word fosters loneliness
  • The R-word is hate speech
Spread the word to end the word.


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