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Pledge to end the "R" word

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Dubuque (KWWL) - Special Olympics wants Tuesday, March 31st, to be the last day the derogatory word retard is used.

Schools across the country are raising awareness about individuals with intellectual disabilities and the offensive use of the "r-word". Last week Western Dubuque High School held a pep rally, more that 150 students pledged to stop using the "r-word".

"Spread the Word to End the Word" hopes to garner 100,000 online pledges.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

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