As we wrote about a few days ago, the Special Olympics officially kicked off their “Spread the Word to End the R-Word” campaign today…an initiative aimed at ending the use of the “R-word” — “retard.”
While it may not sound like hate speech to you, this word affects so many people on a daily basis. As such, to show our support for Special Olympics and their honorable athletes, Giants101 is showing our support by taking the pledge and asking you all to consider it as well.
I’ve already explained a great deal of this to you all, but wanted to remind you that today is the day that the Special Olympics folks and their army of supporters are encouraging individuals across the world to pledge to stop using the r-word.
Here’s how you can help:
- Make a pledge on http://www.r-word.org/
- Tweet about it: “I pledged to end the use of the r-word today – can you? http://www.r-word.org/ #rword.”
- Donate your Facebook Status: “I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. http://www.r-word.org/ #rword”
Thank you to everyone who gets involved here and to Special Olympics for all of their hard work!Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL