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October 01, 2014 | North America: Texas

My Dearest Aunt

By Brooke Wischnewsky

My Aunt Brenda is a inspiration to me. She is why I want to be a special education teacher. My Aunt Kristi doesn't use the r-word and gets very upset when someone says it near her.View Story ▼My father is one of five children. He had two older sisters, his identical twin and a little sister. My Aunt Brenda is his second older sister. She had cerebral palsy. She loved me very much, and I loved her also. She was label Mentally Retarded by doctors as an infant. She lived with my grandparent at home with her older sister Renae and her 3 younger siblings. My Aunt Brenda is a inspiration to me. She is why I want to be a special education teacher. My grandma misses her two daughters, Renae and Brenda, very much. My Aunt Kristi doesn't use the r-word and gets very upset when someone says it near her. I don't like it when people say retard and I tell them that. I tell them not to use that word because I have an aunt who was labeled retarded and it's not funny to use that word to call someone or something retarded. It's not cool and it make you look rude for saying it. I really believe that we can end the misuse of this word.

About Brooke Wischnewsky:I am the blessed niece of Brenda W. and Renae Floyd. She is my sweet angel aunt who watches me and my family on Earth from Heaven with her older sister, Renae. Future Special Education Teacher!
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October 01, 2014 | North America: Massachusetts

Offensive to inspiring

By Hannah

He said, "That's (the r-word)" to our whole team. Then our teacher got mad at him. So she showed us the R-word website and inspired me.View Story ▼So we were in school. We were playing social studies Jeopardy and we were ahead, then a kid said, "I'm not going try, they're already ahead." It was the last question. So he did it wrong on purpose. We got it right. Yay. But now not yay because he said, "That's (the r word)" to our whole team. Then our teacher got mad at him. So she showed us the R-word website and inspired me.

About Hannah:I have to cousin that have a brain disorder so it is very offensive to me when someone says that word
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October 01, 2014 | SOI: Region North America

chinease

By christina le

i was called Chinese. People made fun of me by putting their eyes to look like a Chinese person.It really hurt me. Spread the word to end the word.View Story ▼i was called Chinese. People made fun of me by putting their eyes to look like a Chinese person.It really hurt me. Spread the word to end the word.

About christina le:I'm 10 years old. I have black hair. I'm Vietnamese. I'm at spruce creek elemementary and in 5th grade. Well, that's me. Thank you. You have to speak up.
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September 25, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Keep Track of Organization Pledges on R-word.org

By Will Schermerhorn

In this screenshot, you can see the web address includes the term "?org=MySchool" and in the pledge form, you can see that "MySchool" is filled in.

Our Spread the Word to End the Word website at R-word.org has a new feature that makes it easier for organizations and schools to keep track of how many of their friends have pledged.View Story ▼Our Spread the Word to End the Word website at R-word.org has a new feature that makes it easier for organizations and schools to keep track of how many of their friends have pledged. On the R-word pledge form, there has always been a place to enter the name of a school or organization. Some R-word leaders want to know how many people from their group have pledged. Unless every uses the exact same name for their school or organization, it's hard to tally up. As of today, though, leaders can distribute a special web address that includes the name of their organization. The web address looks like this: http://r-word.org/r-word-pledge.aspx?org=MySchool. Leaders can copy that web address and add the name of their organization, then send it to others in the organization. When someone uses that web address, the School/Organization information is filled in automatically. Using the R-word.org site search to look for the name of the organization is now more reliable.

About Will Schermerhorn:I am the director of web products for Special Olympics.
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September 23, 2014 | North America: Virginia

My Friends

By Zachary Barnett

I have some friends that both have autism and cerebral palsy. They are some of my best friends and they have inspired me in so many ways to stand up to the r-wordView Story ▼I have some friends who both have autism and cerebral palsy. They are some of my best friends and they have inspired me in so many ways to stand up to the r-word.

About Zachary Barnett:I am a middle school student who wants to stand up to the r-word :)
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As one of Houston’s exceptional community partners, we invite your sponsorship with BJE to garner awareness and resources to help realize our mission and goals on behalf of Houston’s youth and adults with unique abilities. On Saturday, October 11, 2014, our Historical All Diverse Ability Walk, Run & Roll charitable event will occur in Houston, TX. This event is slated to attract a few thousand able-bodied participants and people with unique abilities, from across the State of Texas and beyond. The proceeds from this event will benefit the BJE Ambassador Program,
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    Bryant, Arkansas
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  • The r word is not offensive to anyone but the liberal retards who think everything needs to be PC

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    Wilford, Massachusetts
    155 hours ago

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    Watertown , Wisconsin
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