No one has called me a retard, but I know people that have been called that, and it hurts--- especially if the word is targetted towards someone with a learning disability.
I know that the ^^^VIDEO^^^ was really long, but it's important that you watch it.
Think about it like this: Most Americans know people or have friends who are disabled (mentally or physically). So, if you know someone who is disabled, imagine saying "You're such a retard" to their face. That'd be snobby, that'd be rude, that'd be ignorant, and most of all, that'd be disrespectful.
Although the "R" word is not a cuss word, it still needs to be taken out of your vocabulary. So, please. Don't call anyone
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Together, we can spread the word... to end the word.
"Heroes are made when you make a choice..."-Superchick, "Hero"