I was in the same store twice in the past week, and both times heard people use the word “retarded”.
This is a word that shouldn’t be used by anyone to describe people or situations (“This line is retarded.” “What, are you retarded?”). It certainly shouldn’t be coming out of the mouth of anyone who considers themself a person with good character traits.
With the school year beginning, let’s all please work to remove it completely from our vocabularies – students, young adults, teachers, parents, store owners, etc etc etc…
Please take a moment to use your smart phone for a good cause and research the harmful history of this word (as well as any other slurs – ableist or racist – you can think of).
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