Stop use of the “R” word

As a mother, I cringe when I hear the word retard.
It is said with such disdain and yet so casually, so openly, as though inoffensive.
It used to be a clinical description.  Now it is an insult. 
It breaks my heart to think my daughter and others will hear the word which describes her limitations as an insult.   THAT is a tremendous insult to the intellectually disabled. A high school senior in my area says it well at the link below. 
 “In such an era of political correctness, why is it that the word “retard” is still ok?”    -Soeren Palumbo

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