No matter what your excuse....
"I didn't mean it that way."
"Sorry, I was just kidding around."
"It's only a word."
I am here to tell you, it is not okay. By using this word, you hurt and degrade others. If you are still using it, do me a favor? Knock it off.
For Charlotte. For her friends who also have an extra chromosome. And for all others around the word who have an intellectual disability.
Take the pledge and never use the "r" word again. Thank you.