WMU volunteers fight to end use of the ‘R Word’
Western Michigan University athletes and students are joining forces with local community members for “WMU End the ‘R’ Word day.”Maybe Barack Obama should sign the pledge.
Different volunteers will be stationed around campus to inform the WMU community about the hurtful affects of the use of the words “retard” or “retarded.”
There will also be a pledge board for students to sign who also runs the Special Olympics at WMU, Rapelje said.
“People will sign pledging not to use the ‘R’ word,” she said.