Best Buddies: Spread the Word to End the Word

IMG_20160502_065855543_HDRSpread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and other supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.

Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities.  It is time to address the minority slur “retard” and raise the consciousness of society to its hurtful effects.

On April 29th, the ARHS Best Buddies club got over 100 signatures of fellow students and faculty pledging to never use this term in order to promote a sense unity and acceptance within our school.

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