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Friday, October 01, 2010

NJ Self-Advocates On the R-Word

To kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month I wanted to share this video made by a group of self-advocates from New Jersey. Who better to spread the message that, "it's not about being politically correct, it's about respect." than those who are most affected by the inappropriate use of the word(s) r*tard(ed).

Let the self-advocates speak for themselves; try telling them words don't matter or don't hurt.

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Becca said...

That was really powerful, Michelle. Thank you for posting that.

Molly said...

People always say "oh well THEY don't get offended. THEY don't know what I'm say and I'm not trying to offend THEM"

Well guess what? No one can dispute this video.

So glad to have this in my arsenal of weapons against the R word.

Crittle said...

Oh, Michelle, how did I miss seeing this?! Tears over here. OMG, tears.

I'd really like to share this one, too.