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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 have worked with special needs for four years now, and to know this word still exists, hurts myself and MANY others. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogat...

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    Ariel Sullivan

    South Berwick, Maine
    511 hours ago

  • I have taken the pledge before. In fact my son ran a Spread the Word campaign during his 8th grade year at Brown Barge Middle School and got 460 people to take the pledge...

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    Kim Stefansson

    Pensacola, Florida
    513 hours ago

  • My sister had PMG, Microcephaly and a lot of other thing and I hate it when people use the r-word because I feel like it is aimed straight at her. I pledge to never use t...

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    Lily Salazar

    Topeka, Kansas
    524 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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    Katherine

    Gierhahn, Illinois
    528 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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    Elleigh McDaniel

    Lexington, United States
    606 hours ago

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