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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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  • There is no need for this word to be used in a derogatory manner. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promot...

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    Meredith

    Lexington, Kentucky
    147 hours ago

  • I pledge & support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech & promote acceptance & inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. My ...

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    Cathy

    Syracuse, New York
    203 hours ago

  • I am a Special Education Teacher. I teach 5th and 6th graders who have intellectual disabilities. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word...

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    Kristina Pursley

    Fairfax, Virginia
    288 hours ago

  • For 30 years, my mother has taught "special ed". She has interacted with some of the most amazing kids one could ever hope to meet. The kids people are calling "retarded"...

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    Amelia

    Hendersonville, North Carolina
    374 hours ago

  • I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabil...

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    New York, New York
    1091 hours ago

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