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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ban the "R" Word

Thanks to Love That Max, I noticed that New York City will be proposing legislation today to ban the use of "mentally retarded" from official documents. Great news, though I'm not sure why the naming didn't change with the passing of S7889 for New York state back in 2010.

I was curious where Massachusetts stands on this and discovered they passed a similar law back in 2010: H.4922: An Act eliminating the word ‘retardation’ from the general laws.

Amazing the comments some people post on such a subject over at the CBS NY article.

Take the pledge.
r-word.org


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