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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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  • 3 of my brothers have disabilities, so I always correct people when they use the r-word. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from ev...

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    Rheannan

    Canberra, Australia
    1196 hours ago

  • Every day I hear people throw around the word like is nothing, and every time I hear the word I ask them to "choose a different word." Most people when I say that choose ...

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    Andrea Nickle

    Elkton, Maryland
    1228 hours ago

  • As an educator, and one who grew up around those with special needs I see the vitality of all human lives to treated with equal respect and love!

    Emily Bogenschutz

    Dallas, Texas
    1249 hours ago

  • For my two time State Special Olympian Steffanie, I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance...

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    Jeffrey Zimnickas

    Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan
    1249 hours ago

  • My students and 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 inte...

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    Emily Tupi & Room 203

    Carnegie, Pennsylvania
    2030 hours ago

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