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"Not Acceptable" PSA

"Not Acceptable" is a powerful and compelling 30 second television PSA which gives voice to a variety of diverse communities each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs. It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from "Glee" stating that it is not acceptable to use the word 'retard' and she and "Glee" co-star Jane Lynch make a call to action to stop using the word and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to make their pledge online at www.r-word.org.

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  • I used to use the "r" word in everyday speech. I will try my hardest to stop.

    Megan Stanley

    Pullman, Washington

  • Everyone deserves to be treated and feel equal. I pledge to never use this word that degrades everyone possible.

    Megan Brett

    Ottawa, Canada

  • I have worked at a special needs camp for the last 3 years so ending this word is something that i take pride in.

    Alexa

    Marshall, Missouri

  • I pledge to stand for disability rights, see the ability, and give a voice to the voiceless.

    Eve Lampugnale

    Marlborough, Connecticut

  • Having a daughter who teaches Special Education in our local high school, the "R" word is a No, No!

    Sandra Farris

    Cuba, Missouri

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