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April 25, 2018 | North America: Canada

Help and the r-word,

By Padfoot

I am a student and my club is trying to end the r-word that people so constantly use in everyday conversations not realizing how hurtful it can be.View Story ▼I am a student and my club is trying to end the r-word that people so constantly use in everyday conversations not realizing how hurtful it can be.

About Padfoot:I am a student in a club that protests the r-word
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April 23, 2018 | North America: Michigan

R-word

By Nathan Stoddard

I think the use of the r-word is disrespectful and hurtful.View Story ▼I think the use of the r-word is disrespectful and hurtful.

About Nathan Stoddard :I play volleyball for special Olympics Michigan area eight and play sports with special Olympics Michigan state. I also am a huge Detroit tigers fan.
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April 23, 2018 | North America: Utah

Be Gone

By Sheylyn Ivester

When I first moved to Bountiful, (I grew up in West Valley City, UT) every one was so different. I've never in my life before Bountiful actually had encountered anyone using the R-word.View Story ▼When I first moved to Bountiful, UT (I grew up in West Valley City, UT) every one was so different. I've never in my life before Bountiful actually had encountered anyone using the R-word. Every day it was one kid just playing around with his friends, and the next, it was someone actually directing it towards someone with a disability. I was in school and I had a best friend named Alex. He loves that he has Autism because it's something different from the rest of the world. Every day, he would walk up to me talking about how much he loves Las Vegas, how much he loves Tenacious D (my favorite movie) and he would always tell me he liked my shirt and hugged me. Every single day, he would make me feel really good about myself. Nothing but a total sweetheart. My old friend Zach decided to call him the R-word and I did what anyone should do, I told him that the word is offensive. From the day forward he hasn't used the R-word. That's one easy step to ridding the world of that word.

About Sheylyn Ivester:I like to work on cars and care for children. When I grow up, my dream is to be an automotive mechanical engineer. Another one of my dreams is to have a family.
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April 23, 2018 | North America: South Dakota

Stop the word while your young

By Jaelyn Hamilton

One day while me and my friends were sitting at lunch we looked up to see the screen up in the lunch room. When all of the kids got their lunch our counselor told us what we would be watching. At first, everyone was talking and was being silly...View Story ▼One day while me and my friends were sitting at lunch we looked up to see the screen up in the lunch room. When all of the kids got their lunch our counselor told us what we would be watching. At first, everyone was talking and was being silly trying to impress their friends but when i started to actually watch the video and realized that this was a real thing. In my household we are not allowed to say that word at home so I am not used to saying the word. All I ask is that more people watch these videos and stop using the r-word.

About Jaelyn Hamilton:I am an eleven year old girl and I love playing volleyball and basketball. I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends and family.
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April 17, 2018 | SOI: Region North America

My son, my love

By Carol Wallace

As a mother of a son with Down’s, we have faced plenty of discrimination. But he is a joy to all he meets. Saying the r-word shows insensitivity and ignorance. It is hurtful and demeaning.View Story ▼As a mother of a son with Down’s, we have faced plenty of discrimination. But he is a joy to all he meets. Saying the r-word shows insensitivity and ignorance. It is hurtful and demeaning.

About Carol Wallace:I am just a mom. But I will fight for my son as I have for 36 Years. He is the light of my life. I wouldn’t change him for the world. I am just a mom, but I am a proud mom.
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    Buffalo Grove , Illinois

  • I have always taught my children to NEVER use the R word. As it is extremely hurtful and hateful. Years later, my Dad married the most beautiful woman who has three child...

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    Spring Hill, Florida

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