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May 24, 2018 | North America: Illinois

End the r word

By Jennifer pitts

Hi my name is Jennifer Pitts. I'm a special needs adult. I hate it when someone uses the r word in the wrong way, think before you speak. I have been an athlete for 31 years already.View Story ▼Hi my name is Jennifer Pitts. I'm a special needs adult. I hate it when someone uses the r word in the wrong way, think before you speak. I have been an athlete for 31 years already.

About Jennifer pitts:I have about 300 Medals. I'm a global messenger from area 2 from 2001 too present.
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April 30, 2018 | North America: Illinois

Stop using the r word, it hurts the feelings of people with disabilities

By Jennifer Pitts

I’m been a athlete for 30 years I use to hear the r word all the time until I stand up to them and told them that when you guys use that word it’s hurt people with disability and there family too from a athlete and global messenger too we all are family and some way are eitherView Story ▼I’m been a athlete for 30 years I use to hear the r-word all the time until I stand up to them and told them that when you guys use that word and it hurts people with disabilities and there family too. From an athlete and global messenger we all are family in one way or another.

About Jennifer Pitts:I’m won medals of all kinds about 30 years ago. Let me win but if I can’t win let me be brave in they attempt
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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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    Spring Hill, Florida

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