For my presentation on Exceptional Education, my group showed the youtube video that I posted a few days ago. After we showed that we encouraged everyone to go to http://www.r-word.org/ and make the pledge to stop saying the word "retarded". I have never liked this word I think it can really be offensive. There are so many people that say it without trying to be mean, I know, but why joke about being "retarded". It can really hurt people's feelings and there isn't any reason for it. I think the video says it best. I hope that more people can understand the impact of that word and stop using it.
If you want to join in, go to http://www.r-word.org/ and click "pledge and be heard".