"You are such a retard"
What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome (DS) is a common genetic disorder. It results in birth defects, medical problems, and is the most frequent genetic cause of mild to moderate mental retardation.
Do I think you "mean" it derogatory to my daughter? No, I don't think you did it intentionally. The truth is Hailey will have cognitive delays. When you use the r-word, you are insulting her. It stings. It hurts. One day, she will learn what the word means and that words hurt.
I think everyone is creative enough and have large enough vocabularies to choose another word...look it up in a thesaurus if you need to:
When you hear the r-word or you use the r-word next time...picture this face in your mind....
Would you say it to her face?
Thank you from my family....thank you from Hailey!
Take the pledge http://www.r-word.org/....help us stop the word!