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“Retarded.”

“Retarded.” is the most effective and convincing argument I have ever seen against the ‘R’ word. Would watch it again and again but would probably scare my kids by bawling all over the laptop.

I can only pray that my own children understand what gifts people like James can offer to the world as well as this teenage girl does. She is wise beyond her years and an advocate like no other for her brother Russell.

Click here to watch the most inspiring and touching video I have seen in a long, long time.

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  1. KayLa
    October 16, 2011 at 12:03 am

    This is one of the main reasons why people are ashamed of letting others in, and telling them that they have a disability. Look at it this way your diagnosis’ is an insult. It’s a shame, but it’s true the pure definition; description of your condition is a slap in the face. It’s used to degrade and humiliate the individual an they’re bounded by this title. Then they wonder why people are teased and tortured. From an early age were taught that you need to be fast, quick witted, and too strive for perfection, that we must share and be fair. Then they turn around and ask those same people for tolerance. It’s a hard concept with a lot of double standards. Which makes it hard for those people who’ve been brought up to rebuke their own flaws and too push past them. Now you’re going to ask these tolerance deprive people to be just that; blind, accepting and above all else TOLERANT! We can’t expect for people to just stop using those words or labeling disabled individuals in such a negative way. Unless we change the definition and start accepting our own flaws. From an early age let it be known that fair isn’t always equal, and that every body needs to strive for his or her own personal best.

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