why i hate the “R” word

I always cringe whenever people use the term “retarded” around me. It actually makes me physically ill to hear it. I’ve gotten into numerous fights with people over the years when I’ve tried to explain why I believe it’s an incendiary slur. It’s completely disrespectful, and shouldn’t be used to describe ANYTHING, whether it be an idea you don’t like, or even worse, a person.

Needless to say, when these two videos arrived in my inbox today, I shed a tear.

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