The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory. The R-word is hate speech.
Pledge to show respect and join hundreds of Grand Valley State University students by signing our banner this week in Kirkhof and at the Downtown campus. You can also join the over 200,000 individuals who have pledged online at: http://r-word.org/r-word-pledge.aspx
“Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.” – Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.
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