I advocated for those who cannot.
I was listening to sports talk radio today, like I usually do when I am in the car. Yup I love sports.
But the host and program director were taking calls from fans. And they used the word retard..and everytime I hear that word it makes me cringe. It is like using a racial slur in my opinion.
I was pissed.
So came home got the number and called the station. I told the person I am very disappointed with the use of the word. So I emailed the host explained why that word is hurtful and should not be used.
Well, since I did not have the radio on, as I was in the house. He apologized on the air and emailed me back. I also emailed the head of the station since I cannot get through to the program director, the number is busy. But will keep trying, because he used the word too.
I feel good that I did this. It is wrong to use the word and if no one speaks up it will be used over and over.