A mom in a post today said she felt retarded for not knowing something. I posted a video from a stop the R word campaign to let her know how it makes people feel. Some people have heard the word so many times that they just dont realize how hateful the word is. Sometimes a gentle nudge is enough for people to realize that its no different than any other slur word. I wasnt judging her. Its really no different than my great grandpa calling people of color the N word. He always heard it being used and never really thought about it being hateful. It was just a word to him.
She pmd me and said she really didnt care. its just a word and she and her kids will always use it. No big deal. Sad. What do you think?