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Originally posted by Starwise
Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
I worked for the Department of Mental Retardation for a while years ago and guess what we called the individuals who were in our program? We called them retarded, because that is their condition. The bigger picture of being politically correct is a bunch of BS and I'll speak my mind as I please, where I please, when I please. .
I worked in State Hospitals in California for many years myself and yes way back they were called retarded, but once that term became negative, the policy was changed.....The Clients/Consumers they are now called, did not like being called retarded either. They were smart enough to know the negative association with the word. They have feelings and a sense of spirituality.
So go ahead and use the word retarded however you please, like you said its your free right, but since you have worked with them, you would think you would have a little more respect.....just my opinion.