WORDS HAVE POWER. Always THINK before you SPEAK. 

How many times have you used the word GAY as a synonym for something “bad” or “stupid“? When you do, it demeans a large group of people and can be considered hate speech. Hate speech is a term for speech intended to offend or degrade an individual or group. Such speech generally seeks to condemn certain people or express anger or violence toward them.

How many times have you used the word RETARDED as a synonym for that same purpose? Using the word RETARDED as a synonym for something “bad” or “stupid” is hurtful to individuals and families of those with mental disabilities.

Remember…WORDS HAVE POWER. Always THINK before you SPEAK.

Let’s BE BETTER to each other.

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