It really hurts me to hear people say that. I work with special education kids every day, and when someone around them calls someone that, they cry. It hurts to hear them be upset of some stupid peoples thinking, so tell me, what do you think?
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I think its in the context of the name and how it's used. Recently the word retarded has gone to mean more than mentally challenged to people, as well as it's connotation. Like how the word gay and queer changed from happy and weird ( respectively) to mean homosexual.1