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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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  • 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
    154 hours ago

  • I work with an amazing boy with my Peer Tutor class. I know it would hurt his feelings to be called the r-word, and I want to make it so he won't, or anyone else!

    Ellie

    Alpine, Utah
    253 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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    Austin Vaughan

    Humboldt, Nebraska
    491 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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    Mya

    Woodbridge, Virginia
    503 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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    Bryant, Arkansas
    542 hours ago

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