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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 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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    christine collica

    New York, New York
    197 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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    David Eichman

    Derby, Kansas
    207 hours ago

  • My family and I are very close to someone who is autistic. His mothers love and dedication is amazing and the r-word is so hurtful. Not only to the child, but her also. I...

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    Kyah Grubb

    Bedford , Indiana
    382 hours ago

  • I know that it HURTS to be treated like you are different when you are an equal person. We are all people. I pledge to FIGHT the use of the r-word. I pledge to LOVE and...

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    Alyssa

    Spanaway, Washington
    666 hours ago

  • Ending derogatory speech challenges us to replace indifference with intelligence. It's not just about love or acceptance or frilly fluffy feelings, it's about showing th...

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    Jackie

    Pasadena, California
    1613 hours ago

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