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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 cross my heart to never allow the "R" word to cross my mind again and I pledge to correct people if they do happen to say the "R" word because they areen't o...

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    Sydney

    Chicago, Illinois
    531 hours ago

  • I volunteer at a camp for people of all ages with various disabilities and I won hate to see any one of them hurt because of a peer using the r-word. I pledge and support...

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    Angela Sutch

    Levittown, New York
    545 hours ago

  • My brother and I both have forms of Autism and we are constantly informing people that the r-word is not only misused it's also extremely demeaning to any person with spe...

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    Brittney Cathcart

    Arlington, Texas
    618 hours ago

  • 10+ years ago I volunteered for organizations that work with wonderful and intelligent special needs children and teens. Although I'm involved less now, I'm frequently d...

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    Sarah Rosenthal

    Township of Washington, New Jersey
    675 hours ago

  • I have a sister with Downs and I know that words can hurt. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the ...

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    Peter Collins

    Crystal Lake, Illinois
    692 hours ago

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