Today, March 7th, is “Spread the Word to End the Word” day. All people deserve respect and have the right to live without being dehumanized. Using the word ‘retard’ derogatorily is insulting and dehumanizing to everyone.
For more information on this event, or all of the fantastic work that the Special Olympics are doing for athletes with mental disabilities, check out SpecialOlympics.org. And spread the word.